Written by: on June 6, 2011 @ 2:22 pm


For the contestants on Bravo’s hit reality show “Top Chef: Masters,” the chefs traded in their aprons for goggles and stovetops for Bunsen Burners in this past weeks “Blinded Me With Science” episode.  For the elimination challenge, the five remaining contestants had to choose from five scientific principles, and then make a dish that demonstrates the principle at the Edible Science Fair for students. Oh, and it had to taste good too!

With a group of actual scientists as their sous chefs, watch how these chefs experiment with emulsion, acidity, viscosity, elasticity and even the Maillard reaction (heat changing the color of meat). And if showing the scientific principle wasn’t enough – all chefs had to cook using lab tools, so we’re talking Bunsen burners and beakers instead of stove tops and pans and serve their creations in a petri dish!

Watch the video below or check out the slideshow of photos from the episode!

 

 

Read More About This Episode & Bravo’s Series- Top Chef:Masters by clicking here:

‘Top Chef: Masters’ blinded me with science

 

 

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