My Food Science and Preparation class is going to be so much fun! We had our first class yesterday and I’m especially excited about the lab — seriously a million times cooler than chem and bio lab! Our professor seems cool, too.
Last night’s lab was all about the sensory evaluation of food, which translates to: taste testing! Heck yes :)
We each had little cups of things to try — pudding, apples, lemon slices, muffins, sugar water of varying sweetness, etc. (Excuse the ghetto photos — my DSLR was at home and my point and shoot doesn’t like being indoors!)
There were also cubes of cheddar cheese of varying sharpness, and applesauce seasoned with 4 different spices — cinnamon (yum!), cloves (blech! too intense), coriander (surprisingly good?!), and ginger (yum!).
We even had AMAZING chicken salad sandwiches (healthified, of course, with celery, grapes, and lots of delish fresh herbs! trying to get this recipe to share!) that came from one of the cafes at the UNC hospitals where our professor works (he’s the head of food services for all the UNC hospitals!).
Yum. Our professor is an RD but also went to culinary school, so this course should be a cool mix of the two. Future labs include learning knife skills, braising meats, and much more :) The class is during dinnertime and we get to eat the spoils of our labor — yum!
My professor was interested to hear about the blog and encouraged me to bring my DSLR next time to get some good photos — so expect some fun posts about this lab in the future :)
We got out of class a bit early, so a few of us decided to head out for a glass of wine — I’m really enjoying getting to know my classmates! I can already tell I will be making a lot of really good friends in this program. :)
Pretty ladies :)
I’m off to campus for another busy day! Thank you for all the awesome cereal and breakfast ideas in the comments of my last post — I can’t wait to try them out :)
p.s. I finally made dedicated recipe pages for my: