scienceandfood:

Flavor of the Month: Ginger
One rhizome, many tastes.
Fresh ginger gets its pungency and aroma from the flavor compound, gingerol. Chemically altering gingerol ends up tweaking ginger’s flavor profile, which helps give ginger its flavor versatility.
Heating a ginger rhizome causes gingerol to undergo a reverse aldol reaction, transforming it to zingerone, a molecule that is completely absent in fresh ginger. Like gingerol, zingerone is responsible for the pungency of cooked ginger, but it also lends a sweeter note to the flavor.
Drying a piece of ginger triggers a dehydration reaction, changing gingerol to shogaol. Shogaol is twice as spicy as gingerol. Read more…
Photo Credit: Jim Lightfoot (112095551@N02/Flickr)

scienceandfood:

Flavor of the Month: Ginger

One rhizome, many tastes.

Fresh ginger gets its pungency and aroma from the flavor compound, gingerol. Chemically altering gingerol ends up tweaking ginger’s flavor profile, which helps give ginger its flavor versatility.

Heating a ginger rhizome causes gingerol to undergo a reverse aldol reaction, transforming it to zingerone, a molecule that is completely absent in fresh ginger. Like gingerol, zingerone is responsible for the pungency of cooked ginger, but it also lends a sweeter note to the flavor.

Drying a piece of ginger triggers a dehydration reaction, changing gingerol to shogaol. Shogaol is twice as spicy as gingerol. Read more…

Photo Credit: Jim Lightfoot (112095551@N02/Flickr)

She missed the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining.
—Kate Chopin, The Awakeningpg. 36

She missed the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining.

—Kate Chopin, The Awakening
pg. 36

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—Kate Chopin, The Awakeningpg. 24

As the devoted wife of a man who worshiped her, she felt she would take her place with a certain dignity in the world of reality, closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams.

—Kate Chopin, The Awakening
pg. 24

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But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing.
—Kate Chopin, The Awakeningpg. 17

But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing.

—Kate Chopin, The Awakening
pg. 17

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That made them all laugh. The right hand jealous of the left! The heart jealous of the soul!
—Kate Chopin, The Awakeningpg. 14

That made them all laugh. The right hand jealous of the left! The heart jealous of the soul!

—Kate Chopin, The Awakening
pg. 14