Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • The Ingredients Overview

  • 2

    All the Ingredients - in Alphabetical Order

    • Annatto - What is it, where does it come from, and what it's doing in my food

    • Apple History and Varieties

    • Baking Soda...what is, where does it come from, and what does it do?

    • Calcium Phosphate: what is it, where does it come from, and what does it do?

    • Canola Oil

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

    • Chocolate Liquor: am I going to get drunk?

    • Cinnamon - where does it come from, and why does it taste the way it does?

    • Cloves - what are they and where do they come from?

    • Cocoa

    • Cocoa Butter

    • Corn Oil: what it is and how it's made

    • Cocoa vs. Cacao: Huh?

    • Corn Syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

    • Cornstarch - what is it, where does it come from, and what is it used for?

    • Cranberries, how cranberries are grown and harvested

    • Bovine (cow) Dairy Farming - A Brief Lesson

    • Eggs - we know all about them, right? Not so fast....

    • Egg Quality and Safety

    • Egg White Science

    • Egg Yolk Science

    • Fat Science - Lipids

    • Flour...bleached, unbleached, enriched. What's the difference, and what difference does it make?

    • Gelatin - what it is, where it comes from, and what it does in our food

    • Ginger - where does it come from?

    • Lecithin

    • Lemon Pie Filling From A Box

    • Lemons - sounds simple, but not so much!

    • Liquid Sugar - what is it, how is it made, and what is it doing in my food?

    • Malt Syrup, Malted Barley Extract...what are these things and what are they doing in my food?

    • Meat Used In Formed Meat Products

    • Meat, white and dark: what's the difference and what difference does it make?

    • Milk, evaporated and condensed milk: What's the difference, and how are they made?

    • Milk: Skim, 1%, 2%, and whole milk, plus cream and half & half...what's the difference?

    • Modified Starches

    • Mono-and Diglycerides - what are they, where do they come from, and what are they doing in my food?

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

    • Nutmeg - where it comes from, and how it gets to our kitchens!

    • Oil Blends: why and how they are used

    • Onion Powder - what it is, where it comes from, and how it's made

    • Palm Oil

    • Paprika Extract - Explained!

    • Pectin: what it is, how it's made, and how it works

    • Pigs: Raising and Harvesting Pigs

    • Potatoes: a little bit about them

    • Probiotics!? What does that mean, and what are they doing in my food?

    • Pumpkins, where they come from...seems obvious, but not so much!

    • Salt...where does it come from?

    • Shortening - what is it, what is it used for...and why is it called shortening?

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

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

    • Sodium Lactate - 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?

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

    • Soybean Oil: what it is and how it's made

    • Spice - what it is, and how it's different from other spices

    • Sucrose Caramelization and Caramel Colors - Explained

    • Sugar, white - specifically, sucrose. Where does it come from?

    • Sunflower Oil: what it is and how it's made

    • Synthetic Food Colors

    • TBHQ, BHT, and BHA: what are they, and what are they doing in my food?

    • Tomato concentrate/paste - what is it and how is it made?

    • Tomatoes, Growing and Harvesting

    • Turkey's, how turkeys are raised and harvested

    • Vegetable Gums - Carob Bean, Locust Bean, Guar, and Tara Gums - what they are and why they're in my food!

    • Vinegar - what it is, how it's made, and what it's doing in my food

    • Vitamins D and A - Why are they in my milk?

    • Xanthan Gum - Sounds like a music group...what is it, and what is it doing in my food?

    • Yeast....it's alive!

    • Yogurt Starter Cultures Explained