'BBC - Food: Delicious Science'
(DVD / NR / 2017 / PBS)
Overview: Dr. Michael Mosley and botanist James Wong celebrate the physics, chemistry, and biology hidden inside every bite of your next meal. Learn how the hidden chemistry of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy; take a global culinary adventure to reveal the science that makes our food taste delicious; and discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings.
DVD Verdict: 'Food: Delicious Science' may well be the scientific story of your next meal, but just looking at all this, well, delicious food on offer here through this magnificent BBC documentary, you'll wonder how you ever viewed food any differently.
Dr. Michael Mosley and botanist James Wong celebrate the physics, chemistry, and biology hidden inside every bite here and boy, are they really into their trade and craft. I've followed, and been a fan of ethnobotanist (as that's his actual title) James Wong for many years now.
A television presenter and garden designer in the United Kingdom, best known for presenting the award-winning television series Grow Your Own Drugs, being a panelist on the long-running Radio 4 series Gardeners' Question Time, and reporting on the popular BBC rural affairs series Countryfile, Wong's bright, sunny demeanor has been front and center on my TV for years.
Broken down into three chapters, Food On The Brain is up first and here we discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. We learn about a whole new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet, and the wonderful effect it has on our minds.
The second chapter is A Matter Of Taste' where we undertake a global culinary adventure to reveal the science that makes our food taste delicious; and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose. As we quickly discover for ourselves, taste is far more than just being delicious - it's a matter of survival.
The last chapter of this wonderful, truly fantastic new DVD is We Are What We Eat, where we travel the world and step inside the UK's leading food laboratory to deconstruct our favorite meals, going inside the food to the molecular level. Revealing how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy, it's an insight that will have you second guessing everything you eat from here on in - believe that. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.