Posted 1 week ago by CookieP in category: geeky   Comments (0)

Gluten—an elastic protein that has the ability to trap air, much like a balloon—is formed when two important proteins in wheat flour, glutenin and gliadin, bond together in the presence of water. Whether we are trying to create more of it in rustic bread or pizza dough or working to limit its development for tender baked goods like cakes and muffins, there's no denying gluten's importance. But beyond our conceptual understanding of it, is there a more tangible way to see and feel gluten?
Posted 1 week ago by boyt in category: interesting   Comments (4)

Strong images. Viewer discretion is advised. 14-year-old Jonathan Pitre was an avid hockey fan who suffered from Epidermolysis Bullosa, one of the most painful conditions known to modern medicine. But his courage and determination to live is unlike anything in sports. Jonathan passed away earlier this month at the age of 17. To learn more, or to donate to families affected by EB, go to http://debracanada.org/
Posted 1 week ago by Gooch in category: documentary   Comments (1)