Emulate the work of cutting-edge master chefs who experiment with science to create their avant-garde modernist cuisine.
Learn to make vegetables sous-vide to compare how this process transforms both taste and texture in surprising ways. Bake molten chocolate lava cakes to analyze the process of heat diffusion in creating a rich decadent treat. Investigate how to use spherification to transform juice into small bursts of flavor and delight guest diners with an unusual dessert spaghetti made completely out of fruit purée. Blend classic culinary traditions with novel scientific techniques as you introduce your tastebuds to a unique gastronomical experience.
Collaborate, Ideate, + Execute
Work with your team of culinary innovators and challenge yourself to develop something completely unique. Apply a combination of molecular gastronomy techniques for a culminating dish that will be both strikingly unusual and incredibly delicious.
Create spheres of fruit juice and chocolate milk that burst in your mouth. Test two different methods to see which one creates the most delicious poppable treat.
Powers of Yeast
Experiment with various methods of mixing yeast to see how it lightens and lifts breads and carbonates sodas. Create your own yeast, in the form of a sourdough starter, for a homemade way to leaven your next sour loaf.
Make a quintessential molecular gastronomy showstopper: foams. Turn regular flavors into light and airy treats to top your entree or dessert.
Use a temperature-regulated water bath to perfectly boil an egg, heat a steak to your ideal doneness, or concentrate vegetable flavors by cooking a food in its own juices.
Courses are just one part of your day at EXPLO. Workshops, activities, trips into town with your friends… We pack a ton into a single day — imagine what you can do in three weeks.
Choose from 30+ trip options each weekend. Culture. Entertainment. Adventure.
Live, learn, and become lifelong friends with students from six continents.
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