A Small Intro to Me
I started the blog to convey my love for food and gastronomy. I wanted to add a new aspect to the world of food, primarily to chefs wannabes where I want to show that cooking well, is not a miracle but something, everyone can do. I am not a chef and yet I cook; you can do it to.
Although the website is something I love to maintain, it cannot have my full attention. I am also a researcher/teacher of Materials Science and Engineering. Until recently I was at the University of Florida, as a researcher and teaching a class of interfacial phenomena. This was probably one of the most influential elements in my understanding of food, science and food mechanics. Everything in food is about interfaces: emulsions, foams, sponges, bubbles, colloids.
My food fetish, if something like that can be said, are the spices. I think is the one thing that can travel you in space and time faster than everything else. Smell is the sense of memory and spices are waking it up as noting else. Over and over in this blog you will read about spices, their history, their uses, their meaning and their significance in the world history. It is the one commodity that changed the world. Spices drove Columbus around the world, thus discovering America, and the world was never the same.