|Link: Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science | edX|
This is why the internet was born: freely distributed knowledge in the comfort of your own home kitchen (that, and cats). edX is a new-to-me online education platform that offers engaging and unexpected courses from some of the top universities in the world.
From the Science and Cooking course description page:
"Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering, and vice versa."
Alton would be so proud. That's why I signed up for it. You should too, then we can chat about all the cool stuff we're learning. The course starts next Monday, 8 October, and the only prerequisite is that you must be someone who eats.
My edX username is RoSoGo, so if you sign up for the class, introduce yourself to me on the Discussion Forums and mention that you are a VoHo blog reader! It doesn't get you anything but the knowledge that you have warmed the cockles of my heart, but that's got to worth something, right?