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Molecular Gastronomy

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by OCBuckWife, May 31, 2008.

  1. OCBuckWife

    OCBuckWife I am the evil monkey in your closet

    Has anyone tried this? It's a special kind of "cooking" that makes flavored foams, "airs", gelatin like beads, etc. I just tried it for the first time using the spherification method. I made Bushmills Irish Whiskey "caviar."


    It's floating in our beer now. When you drink it, the tiny spheres of alginate-skinned whiskey enter your mouth with the beer and when you press the liquid against your soft palate, the skin breaks and a tiny spurt of whiskey floods your mouth.

    This isn't a great video but its exactly what we just did. THank you hubby for helping me get the whiskey to mix right!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InhLM10L7HM]YouTube - Creating Rose Caviar[/ame]
     
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  2. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    Little whiskey balls... don't taste like anything, hit your stomach... suddenly, very drunk.
     
  3. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    So I'm going to have to look into making these little whiskey balls. Sounds pretty awesome.

    EDIT: Feel free to let me know how you did it. :biggrin:
     
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  4. OCBuckWife

    OCBuckWife I am the evil monkey in your closet

    I'm sure it's not hard to find but for pretty cheap I got a fairly large amount(1 lb ea) of the two components I needed off of Le Sanctuaire, a site out of SF. Calcium Chloride and Sodium Alginate, along with a couple plastic syringes.

    Here's a link to the basic recipe I used, step by step.

    Carrot Caviar - Instructables - DIY, How To, food, tech - Entry

    And a youtube showing it happening.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDIsfQlS0aA&feature=user]YouTube - Maker Faire 2008: Carrot Caviar[/ame]
     
  5. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    wihskey balls, making seeing tough... crap.
     
  6. AgentCarmenVA

    AgentCarmenVA The stone that the builder refused

    There is a book on molecular gastronomy that has been on my amazon wishlist for a few years now.

    This post (much to the chagrin of BuckeyeSoldier) will not be helping my obsessive book buying and reading habit
     
  7. shetuck

    shetuck We scored twenty...

    cheese balls, making crapping tough... see? :biggrin:
     
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  8. shetuck

    shetuck We scored twenty...

    Is it also on your registry? :wink:
     
  9. OCBuckWife

    OCBuckWife I am the evil monkey in your closet

    ah ah ah, I have a free downloadable pdf you might like. LINK


    I love trying new stuff, especially foodie stuff. FUN!
     
  10. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    Man, us BKB clones are not replying to each others posts, he/I/we need to see a shrink :shake:
     
  11. shetuck

    shetuck We scored twenty...

    Yuri say give if please wodka!
     
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  12. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    Great post, I agree?
     
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  13. shetuck

    shetuck We scored twenty...

    Illinois has a shot?
     
  14. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    Awesome. Thanks for the video (and the PM). I shall be celebrating the end of my finals/officially being a senior in college in five days with these little balls of love. Hopefully I can track down some sodium alginate and calcium chloride by then. :tongue2:

    Did you use the same ratios as the guy in the video, just with whiskey instead of carrot juice?
     
  15. OCBucksFan

    OCBucksFan I won a math debate

    Thats you're opinion.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2008

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