The science of macaroni salad: What’s in a molecule? – Josh Kurz

We already know that the world is made of things, things like cats and macaroni salad, and macaroni salad is made of things like mayo and mustard and celery, which are all made of molecules. As we’ll see, these molecules are made of the same stuff, just mixed together in different ways. Let’s go back […]

The science of macaroni salad: What’s in a mixture? – Josh Kurz

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby The world we live in is made of things, billions and billions of different things, like pickles and pianos and dump trucks and octopi. And even though these things seem totally different, they’re all made of the same stuff, just combined in different ways. To give you an idea […]

Why Genetically Engineered Foods Should be Labeled: Gary Hirshberg at TEDxManhattan 2013

it feels preposterous and maybe even embarrassing to stand here twenty thirteen to say to you that we have the right to know what’s in our food that’s exactly what i want to talk about tonight and i want to speak about the fact that the U.S. does not mandate labelling of genetically engineered organisms […]

Don’t get hangry: feed your brain healthy food | Brad Bushman | TEDxColumbus

Translator: Ruth Milligan Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs Hello. It’s a great honor to give this talk today. How many of you would like to be successful in life? Raise your hand. Alright? Well actually, the two most important keys to success in life are: intelligence, and self control. Guess which one you can do the most […]

JP Rangaswami: Information is food

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast I love my food. And I love information. My children usually tell me that one of those passions is a little more apparent than the other. (Laughter) But what I want to do in the next eight minutes or so is to take you through how those passions developed, […]

The beneficial bacteria that make delicious food – Erez Garty

Where does bread get its fluffiness? Swiss cheese its holes? And what makes vinegar so sour? These foods may taste completely different, but all of these phenomena come from tiny organisms chowing down on sugar and belching up some culinary byproducts. Let’s start with yeast. Yeast are single-celled fungi used to make bread, beer, and […]

TEDxOU – Julia Ehrhardt – Cooking From Scratch

Translator: Jenny Lam-Chowdhury Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard Hi! I’m Julia Ehrhardt and I’m not a genius. I haven’t invented anything, designed anything, or ever run anything that’s ever won anything. I’ve never watched a TED talk and I don’t use PowerPoint when I give lectures. So, some of you are probably thinking right about now, “Hey, […]

Foraging – can food just grow?: Kevin Feinstein at TEDxConstitutionDrive

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Well, hi. Thanks for coming today. My name is Kevin Feinstein, and today’s talk is about foraging. Before we get into the details of that, I’d like to just take some time to share with you my story of how I got into this in the first […]

Are insects the future of food? | Megan Miller | TEDxManhattan

When you hear crickets chirping, what do you think of? Warm summer nights, grassy fields, the awkward silence that happens when a joke falls flat? When I think of crickets, I think of the future of food. Because I eat crickets almost everyday in the form of baked goods, like this, which I made from […]

Dead stuff: The secret ingredient in our food chain – John C. Moore

If someone called you scum, you’d probably be offended, but scientifically, they might not be far off. Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? You might say it comes from plants, animals, or even fungi, but you’d probably rather not think about the rotting organisms and poop that feed those plants, animals, […]