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.
In this episode of the Food Lab video series, Kenji and Katie give you the essential information you need to improve your favorite cookies, from types of sugars to use, the perfect temperature to set the oven, varying ratios of ingredients, and using different incorporation methods fro mixing. In other words, all the information you need to push yourself just over the line into unbearable-know-it-all territory at the next holiday party.
FULL STORY: https://www.seriouseats.com/2019/11/the-food-lab-video-series-cookies.html
Kenji's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqqJQ_cXSat0KIAVfIfKkVA
See More Like This!
The Food Lab Episode 1: Cheeseburgers: https://youtu.be/_PVNG8KkNPk
The Food Lab Episode 2: Steak Lies: https://youtu.be/hbt0V726RyI
Kenji's Kimchi Fried Chicken: https://youtu.be/Tu5FEVUMWVU
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