In the podcast Paul chats with David Shuker, Open University science advisor to the series, about food and the science of cooking. A new episode will be released each week, until all six are available.
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Ever Wondered About... Rice?
Paul and David discuss why rice is such an important dietary staple worldwide and the issue of genetic modification.
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Ever Wondered About... Fish?
Paul and David talk about the ecological impact of fishing, and weigh up the health benefits of eating fish.
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Ever Wondered About... Sugar?
What’s the secret behind the magic of sweet and sour? How does sugar bend the laws of physics, and what is it that draws us to the sweet stuff?
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Ever Wondered About... Nuts?
Paul and David discuss the science behind taste and smell and why nut allergies are such a problem.
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Ever Wondered About... Sausages?
Paul and David explain the importance of cooking meat properly, and getting the right type of fats in your diet.
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Ever Wondered About... Berries?
Paul and David discuss different raising agents used in baking and the chemistry behind them.
Listen to the berries episode