Molecular Gastronomy

November 7, 2007 at 5:15 pm | | science community

From Alton Brown’s “I’m Just Here for the Food”:

Physical Reaction. Fire is a physical reaction wherein a fuel
(oxygen) combusts, in the presence of a catalyst (a chunk of charcoal).

Pictorially, this can be represented as:


It’s like watching The Core, only no Hilary Swank.

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  1. Haha, oh that’s a shame. The chemistry is usually pretty good on Good Eats (one of my favorite TV shows).

    And comparing The Core to Alton Brown is comparing a pile of horrendous shit to… someone who didn’t ask a chemist what fire really is. Come on. Unobtanium???????? Alton doesn’t compare.

    Comment by excimer — November 8, 2007 #

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