We´ve all heard something about molecular gastronomy and how the use of certain products can help us achieve diferent textures, flavors colors etc...
Little did i know that this molecular shool could also help the beverage industry.
wth the help of Nitrogen and some other stuff you can really do some interesting and beatiful things
Some basics about Nitrogen...
Elemental nitrogen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and mostly inert gas at standard conditions
- The nitrogen temperature is about -195.8 C.
- Nitrogen is pretty much used for Criogenics (freezing and transportation of food and conservation of blood, sperms and ovaries...and the best part is that it is also used for...eliminating corpses!
- But now we can apply it to the preparation of food and in this post youll see the aplication to alcoholic beverages
In this class we made Curacao sferifications ad Curacao Raviolis
Profesor Santiago teaching us that its ok to swallow some nitrogen and exhaling it by the nose.
I really had some issues about nitrogen (handling it, safety issues, etc.) but he pretty much gave us the crash course on how to deal with this chemical.
Pouring the nitrogen in a container so he can work with it...
Pouring The curacao into the Blender container.
Curacao Mixed with the alginate to sfericate.
Water with a bit of Calcium
Pouring some drops of the Mixed Curacao into the bowl with calcium
After a minute or less the droplets will instantly be sferificated, with a strainer take them out and put them in a small towel or in the plate/glass
Curacao Sferifications and Ravioli.
Yes, you can definetely drink/eat that...