Food Bites - The Science of the Foods We Eat

Edited by R W Hartel and A K Hartel 
Springer  2008  

Hardcover  190 pp  ISBN 9780387758442      £15.00
Food Bites is an easy-to-read, often humorous book on the scientific basis of the foods we eat, and answers those pesky, niggling questions such as: Is the quality of beer really affected by the type of water used? and Processed foods: good or bad? Readers will be captivated by this superbly written book, especially so as their guides are Professor Richard Hartel, professor of Food Engineering at UW-Madison, along with his daughter, AnnaKate Hartel. Professor Hartel has for the last four years penned a witty and illuminating column on all aspects of food science for the Capital Times of Madison, and his weekly wisdom has now been collected into a single publication. With a huge and growing interest in the science of food, this treasure trove of knowledge and practical information, in 60 bite-sized chunks, is sure to be a bestseller.

Written for general trade audience, food scientists


  • What is Food Science.
  • Processed Foods: Good or Bad.
  • Vintage Wines and Chocolates: Food Variability.
  • Preservation of Seasonal Foods.
  • Refrigeration: Science Experiments in your Fridge.
  • Freeze Drying
  • Irradiation.
  • Food Safety: How Safe is Your Food.
  • Food Carts.
  • Quality Control: Vale of Tears.
  • Are Microorganisms in Foods Bad.
  • Yogurt/Probiotics.
  • Brown Guacamole
  • How to Prevent Browning
  • Butter Manufacture.
  • Butter Spreadability
  • Butter or Margarine: trans-fats.
  • Cocoa Flavor.
  • Freezer Burn
  • New Product Ideas: Lucky Charms
  • Product Development: New Ice Cream Flavors
  • Oreos: Spawning New Product Ideas
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • It's all in the Packaging.
  • Shelf Life Dating- Good or Bad.
  • Active Packaging
  • Juice Boxes
  • Low-Carb Diets
  • Food Allergens
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • The Magic of Gelatin
  • Pretzels
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheddarwurst.
  • Ice - from Nature to Frozen Desserts
  • Popsicles
  • Neapolitan Ice Cream
  • Sprinkles or Jimmies
  • California or Wisconsin Raisins
  • Eat Your Tomatoes Raw or Cooked
  • Fruit Leather
  • Storage of Apples
  • Fruitcake: a Scorned Food
  • Mom versus Betty Crocker
  • Holiday Cooking: butter, margarine or Shortening
  • Animal Crackers
  • Skunky Beer
  • This Oktoberfest
  • Drink the Beer, not the Water.
  • Fresh Orange Juice.
  • Apple Cider Safety
  • Egg Nog.
  • Tang or Kool-Aid.
  • Milk Shakes.
  • Circus Peanuts.
  • Marshmallow Peeps.
  • Salt Water Taffy.
  • Caramel.
  • Boxed Chocolates.
  • Hollow Chocolate Bunnies
  • Chocolate Gone Bad.
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