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The Man Who Unboiled The Egg... Answered

Hervé This, a French chemist, loves experimenting with food and the science of cooking. His mission in life is to reveal the science that lies behind the mystery of cooking. This has world-wide acclaim and his experiments just rock. He's unboiled an egg using sodium borohydride, and you can even try this at home using Vitamin C.

I particularly like this segment of the article:
"There is a quail's egg that has been standing in vinegar for three years. The acid has attacked its shell and made it translucent. By osmosis, it has swelled up to about four times its original size. Hervé says that it has the same consistency as a hard-boiled egg and could be eaten in a salad."

Intrigued? Read on...

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EZEMATICS
EZEMATICS

7 years ago

What is the principle based on NATURING a DENATURED complex protein

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westfw
westfw

12 years ago

Hmm. Asian food includes several varieties of preserved egg that reach a sort of hard-boiled consistency without actual cooking (I think.) The one I had at a luncheon once was sort of interesting, but not really interesting enough to seek out. (Philosophically, sorta like Jellyfish.)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

Interesting.....I still like to cook the old fashioned way though, even if it takes more time. :-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Although I DO hate to clean up later ;-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

>slap< Stop it!

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Gordon Freeman
Gordon Freeman

Reply 12 years ago

I am not causing any harm am I ?

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

It is giving the post count a false number - you have a forum topic to play around in, so don't spread it to other ones.

IMHO.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

*nodsheadinagreement*

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

what just happened, I thought there were comments to this!?!