Experimenting With Food

Food Scientist Tries BrownieI’m in New Orleans at the International Food Technology show. Even before I left D.C., I made sure to tell everyone about it beforehand--“Did I tell you that I’m going to New Orleans for a food show?”--in order to inspire a little jealousy. So, I was having fun even before I got here. But make no mistake, much like ACS meetings in New Orleans, this one is about The Science. The expo is enormous, and it covers the Alpha to Omega-3 of advances in formulating food with healthy or healthier ingredients. Speaking of long-chain fatty acids, I met a longtime ACS member while he was trying brownies spiked with fish oil. (They were actually quite tasty.) Bryan Tungland (Isn’t that a great name for a food scientist?) says that if people want to spend less on health care and live longer, all they need to do is radically change their diets. Almost every exhibitor had samples to try, but today, I am going to avoid the noshing. I got a little carried away yesterday and ended up with a heck of a stomachache.

Author: Melody Bomgardner

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