Science & Gastronomy
To Know or not to Know
An apple does not fall from the tree in the same way since Newton explained to us that it is the force of gravity that attracts it to the earth. In the same way, a steak is not roasted in the same way, since the moment we knew that during its roasting, a chemical process known as the Maillard reaction takes place on its inside, on a molecular scale. The consequences, the visible effects at a surface level (an apple on the ground, a roasted chop) remain the same. But today we know why.