|Monday, 06 December 2010 14:08|
ORIGINALLY POSTED: Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Gum Guru Guest Blogger: Tim Andon, Business Development Specialist
Since my years in college one of my favorite things to tell people is that I am a food scientist. Not only because I won a number of bets ‘No really, I am a food scientist’, but also because it is such a unique field. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, food science (keeping people fed) is at the base of human existence. Despite this, few people seem to have any idea just how complicated the modern food industry really is. Though shows like Unwrapped and How’s it Made have shed light onto what we do in the industry, I truly enjoy explaining to friends and family all about ingredients found in and processes used to make common foods. With the Super Bowl around the corner (and the Ravens sadly out) I know the conversation will lead to chats about work and with that the fun of explaining my job to new people. And because there’s almost always a ton of food at these kinds of parties, I usually have a lot to talk about! Between sour cream, hot sauce, icing and this year maybe even beignets I am looking forward to game day. So as you lather up the wings (hopefully with TIC Gums Xanthan and Guar Gum in there) don’t forget how much work is done before anyone even starts slaving over that hot stove. Until next time, go Saints!
GGGB: A Food Scientist?