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Pecan Yokan

June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Pecan Yokan

Posted by Mindy Nguyen Dave was looking through Khymos and found a recipe for yōkan, a classic Japanese pastry made by mixing red bean paste, agar, and sugar. Dave’s not actually a fan of the yokan taste, but he does enjoy its signature dense texture. As you know, we’ve been creating a lot of fresh […]

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Spin Gel Clarification

June 9th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Agar

Posted by Dave Arnold Purpose: Clarify difficult-to-clarify lime juice Techniques Used: Gel clarification, centrifuging The holy grail of clarification is lime juice.  Lime juice doesn’t last long enough to gel clarify, can’t be heated enough for traditional clarification, doesn’t filter well, and takes 48,000 g’s to spin in a centrifuge. In short, it’s a clarification […]

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Corny Corn McCorn. The Corn Syrup King.

June 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments · centrifuge, Corn

Posted by Dave Arnold Tomorrow the school is hosting a premiere party for the movie Food, Inc. The movie rightly comes out against the factory food system here in the U.S. Our dependence on monoculture corn is called out in particular. I thought it would be hilarious to serve some fancy-dan corn syrup at the […]

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Centrifuged Walnut Oil

June 3rd, 2009 · 5 Comments · centrifuge

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Our first problem with our “new” centrifuge: no cups to centrifuge product in.  We ordered bottles, only to find that they didn’t fit our centrifuge.  After calling to exchange them, we were still chomping at the bit—Dave wanted to centrifuge and he wanted to centrifuge now.  One of our interns, Ricardo […]

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Centrifuges in the Kitchen

May 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · centrifuge

Posted by Dave Arnold This is the first of a series of posts on centrifugation that will eventually be a primer. What is a centrifuge and why would we want one? A centrifuge is a device that spins at high speed to separate products into parts based on density. The faster you spin it, the […]

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The hunt for Alan Slesinski's centrifuge

May 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments · centrifuge, Insane

Posted by Mindy Nguyen Sometimes we get lucky, or maybe it’s more than that. Maybe if you’re good to your students, your students will be good to you. Well, a former Sous Vide Intensive student, Alan Slesinski, seems to be of that last mindset and he just happened to have an old centrifuge that he […]

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