"This public lecture series discusses concepts from the physical sciences that underpin both everyday cooking and haute cuisine. Each lecture features a world-class chef who visited and presented their remarkable culinary designs:
Ferran Adria presented spherification; Jose Andres discussed both the basic components of food and gelation; Joan Roca demonstrated sous vide; Enric Rovira showed his chocolate delicacies; Wylie Dufresne presented inventions with transglutaminase.
The lectures then use these culinary creations as inspiration to delve into understanding how and why cooking techniques and recipes work, focusing on the physical transformations of foods and material properties."
Harvard University, founded in 1636, is America's oldest Ivy League university. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard consists of an undergraduate program, the College, as well as 13 other graduate level schools and institutes offering top-ranked programs in fields such as Medicine, Business, and Law. Notable alumni include former U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, poet Robert Frost, architect Frank Gehry, songwriter Leonard Bernstein, and comedian Conan O'Brien.