A few years back, we raised some money and spent some time asking ourselves, "What would a Food Lab television show look like?" Like the column, the show would strive to communicate complex scientific concepts, and more importantly, show how understanding those concepts can improve your cooking.
We pulled together a production team, and enlisted the help of former Serious Eats intern Katie Quinn to up the on-camera charisma factor, we wrote some scripts, and we shot and edited the episodes.
Then...pretty much nobody saw them. This was our own fault—due to a partnership we made to get the series funded, we were unfortunately required to distribute them behind a paywall. That contract has since ended, and we're in the clear to do with them as we please. So here we are, releasing them to you one-by-one, for free.
The very first episode is about hamburgers and the science of ground meat. The science bits all hold up pretty well. The acting/screen presence, on the other hand, maybe not so much (Kenji thinks he's gotten much better in the last few years, you tell us). Overall, we think it’s a good watch, and you will probably learn something in the process. We hope you enjoy, and enjoy the episodes to come!
FULL STORY: https://www.seriouseats.com/2019/09/the-food-lab-video-series-for-you-for-free.html
Kenji's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqJQ_cXSat0KIAVfIfKkVA
Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/07/four-secrets-for-better-fried-chicken.html
Our favorite wok for frying: https://amzn.to/32EkqUK
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