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The Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking Exploratorium
Candy Bread Eggs Pickles Meat Seasoning
Kitchen Lab

Moist or dry heat? Find out how certain cuts of meat are affected by the way they're cooked.










Use ground beef, your hand, amino acids, and household products to learn more about meat.


Smell the Maillard Reaction
Amino acids and corn syrup combine to create new aromas.
Scavenger Hunt
Are there meat by-products in makeup? Can you guess where you might find them?
Finger Test for Doneness
Your thumb and index finger can help you test a steak's degree of doneness.
Find the Fat
Just how much fat is in ground beef? You may be surprised.



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