Cooking is chemistry!

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If anyone would like a question answers they are welcome to comment and ask me as I get readers (I am new now so I don’t expect many people but I am just starting and starting to promote my site so this will take time. (I saw people asking the question “Why are manhole covers round,” a common interview question and I can tell you why in a moment).

I am a chemist professionally and it is interesting because many in my family love to cook. What is really interesting is that, cooking IS chemistry. Cooking is commonly defined as the usage of mixing and preparation techniques of items intended for consumption, often involving heat. Chemistry has to do with the examination and change of matter substances at the molecular level. The thing is, heat and preparation of items involved for consumption causes molecules of the items to change.

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Spiciness can be measured, food chemistry

In a previous post I mentioned how cooking is chemistry and there are specialized fields of food chemistry. Something neat to learn is that scales for analyzing the spiciness of food and how intensely it will interact with your tongue have actually been developed. A food chemist by the name of Wilbur Scoville developed a scale for measuring how different pungent chemicals, called “capsinoids,” (based on the chemical capsaicin) will interact based on their dry weight concentration.

Different people have different sensitivities to the spice so the scale is somewhat subjective. You have probably seen these scales before (it is May 25, 2015, go into a Wendy’s and you will see a Scoville scale right now as they are advertising Ghost Pepper fries).

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Wikipedia has a great article on this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale.

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Cooking is chemistry!

If anyone would like a question answers they are welcome to comment and ask me as I get readers (I am new now so I don’t expect many people but I am just starting and starting to promote my site so this will take time. (I saw people asking the question “Why are manhole covers round,” a common interview question and I can tell you why in a moment). I am a chemist professionally and it is interesting because many in my family love to cook. What is really interesting is that, cooking IS chemistry. Cooking is commonly defined as the usage of mixing and preparation techniques of items intended for consumption, often involving heat. Chemistry has to do with the examination and change of matter substances at the molecular level. The thing is, heat and preparation of items involved for consumption causes molecules of the items to change. You could examine food at the molecular level biochemically speaking and see that the food is made up of biological molecules, things like proteins and carbohydrates. Those things change when mixed and heated. Do milk eggs and flour when mixed together in the right proportions look anything like they did originally after being mixed and baked into a cake? There are even specialists in food chemistry.

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Cats have breeds!

Most people are familiar with dog breeds (though they may not realize it). Many don’t realize that cats have breeds too. You call dog breeds by a certain common name like “Doberman” or “Bulldog” which describes certain common characteristics among individuals of that breed. Cats have that too. You probably have heard of plenty of them like Poodle or Labrador (or even combination breeds, like Cock-a-Poo).

Try looking up a cat breed like a Persian or a Siamese. I say this as we have a Maine Coon at home who is adorable and I showed a student a picture of her once and the student had only recently become familiar with the idea of cats having breeds.

Look a few up and learn something new!

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A reason, Acronym in ancient Greek

One of the things you may be asking is, why would you be such a curious person?

I was always very naturally curious, wanting to know why things are the way they are, so I would look things up. I would find encyclopedias (before wikipedia was around, expect to see links to that) and look up ideas. Sort of like the kid who asks his parents “why is the sky blue?” and gets handed an encyclopedia.

After a while I looked so many things up (sometimes repeatedly to remember them) that I became a walking encyclopedia. Some people like that, others don’t. Feel free to ask me something in comments and I may look it up. Again if you appreciate some of what you are learning please click on some of the links that I will provide and / or donate to the account links that I will provide.

As the last piece was about acronyms here is a wikipedia article on acronyms. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym

I mentioned acronyms in other languages, like the ancient Greek word ichthys, or “fish.”  ἰχθύς. The letters in this word were used to spell a phrase that translates, Jesus Christ God, Son and Savior. 

Another neat thing to learn is that the term Christ, which came from the Greek word, Χριστός, was often abbreviated with its first one or two letters, Χ  or ΧρThis led to a common abbreviation of Christ with Χ as indicated in the word Χmas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas

This is among the first of things that I looked up in an encyclopedia as a child. With the internet and information as accessible as it is now, people should be looking this up.

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Acronyms; Greetings, lets see what you would like to learn.

I go by Frank (you may need or want to call me something) and I am an intellectual type. I have always been a curious individual who loves to learn. I will be trying to update this website with new things for you to learn.

There is an old saying, “learn something new everyday.” I agree with that statement and feel that we should (and most likely do) learn something new everyday). I may not post everyday but I will try to keep frequent updates. Someone may be reading this everyday and learning something though.

The name that I have chosen demonstrates something that you can learn. The URL “lesoned.wordpress.com” is based on my own acronym. If you look up the word “acronym” you would find that it is a word where the letters of a word stand for other words that make up a phrase. For example, the term “laser” stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (l.a.s.e.r.).

There are lots of acronyms, even the term NASCAR is an acronym (look it up!). As you may have guessed, “learn something new every day” was my idea for the name of this blog. There are lots of acronyms and there are even acronyms in other languages! (I have a fun one to tell you later).

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