Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How to use this course

    • What's food science, and what does a food scientist do?

    • Hot Dog Science Overview

    • Housekeeping

  • 2

    Hotdog Ingredient Science

    • Meat Used In Formed Meat Products

    • Corn Syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

    • Salt...where does it come from?

    • Sodium Lactate - what is it, where does it come from, and what is it doing in my food?

    • Sodium Phosphate - what it is and what it does in our food

    • Paprika Extract - Explained!

    • Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, Natural and Artificial Flavors: what's the difference, and why are they labeled the way they are?

    • Sodium Diacetate - what is it, where does it come from, and what is it doing in my food?

    • Sodium Nitrite - what is it, where does it come from, and what is it doing in my food?

  • 3

    Hotdog Processing Science

    • Meat Emulsions

    • Meat "Curing" - what does it mean, how is it done, and what does it do to meat?

    • Nitrite "Free" Meat Products - Explained

    • The Meat Smoking Process

    • Putting it all together

  • 4

    Cooking Hot Dogs & Bloopers!

    • 4 Hot Dog Cooking Methods - And a Bit More Science

    • BONUS: Bloopers!

    • Before you go:

    • Next steps