Coordinator: Angelic van der Aar
This theme discusses the chemical background of cooking at a molecular level.
The main subjects dealt with are: properties of bio-molecules, enzymatic reactions, Maillard and oxidation reactions, crystallization and solubility in general. In this way insight is gained into the chemical aspects of food.
The course is divided in the following themes:
2. Food enzymology (use of enzymes) and protein chemistry
4. Maillard reaction
5. Chocolate crystallization
The students can:
Explain chemical properties/structure of macromolecules, the functioning of the digestive system/organs and the effects of digestive disorders
Describe in their own words which molecules and chemical reactions play a fundamental role in food chemistry.
Report on chemical reactions in relation to food and cooking, making use of scientific papers
Understand crystallization in food chemistry
Document and present results.
know and understand the basic chemical reactions in relation to food and cooking
can document and present results.
Period: September – January
Or: February - June
Mode of instruction
Blackboard will be used for communication and exchange of documents
Will be provided
This course is part of the programme Science of Cooking. A student is required to follow all courses included in this programme.