As the 2011 slowly draws to a close, we can look back and think… hey, what happened this past year? For those of you who forgot there were a TON of “epic” events & some that didn’t even include any bacon at all!
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So of course I’m a fan of this new Food Network show, Recipes to Riches. It’s all about contestants competing for a chance to have their recipe commercialized as a PC product in Loblaws. In other words, the Food Network made a show based on my job. Although I’ve always known my profession sounded cool (when I meet someone for the first time the conversation usually ends up being about my day-to-day work life), I never considered it being a reality TV show! For anyone that hasn’t seen it, the contest is broken down into product categories. Once you win your category you earn $25,000 and become eligible for the grand prize of $250,000. The final winner is decided through an online nation-wide voting process that starts on December the 7th!
So I’ve developed new products… where’s my $250,000???
As a food scientist I get asked many questions, in this post I will begin to tackle just a few of them:
What is something that as a food scientist you now won’t eat?
Honestly? Hotdogs. I went to a factory and saw the meat before it was pumped into the casing… and let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. Imagine a giant pink soup that smells like raw meat. The visual alone could turn you off of sausages forever. Think about it, if this “all beef dog” was so good, how come they’re selling it for dirt cheap? Since hotdogs are created from finely ground up meat, the consumer (i.e you) can’t see what all of the meat originally looked like. What parts are they really putting into the hotdog, or any ground meat product (I’m talking about SPAM here people). Continue reading
So, minor but actually HUGE news! Today, I was interviewed by a report for the Canadian Press. (Yes it’s real! I google’d it and everything!) It was about my team’s entry & the competition next Tuesday! But to be honest, I probably could have done a better job…
Although I’m not very good at introductions (see Bad First Impressions), I will try my best to entertain and impress at all times.
Since I think it’s important to set expectations, as to not easily be misled (which is a great life lesson too). I will let you know what this blog shall cover:
- All things food related; including baking, cooking and science.
- Anything else I think is interesting