In this video of the TEDxUdeM, the sommelier-researcher-cook-author François Chartier summarizes in 18 minutes his aromatic science of food and wines, published in his book Taste buds and Molecules, a new way of approaching the gastronomic universe, both for the cooks and for the sommeliers, as for the foodies and wines and beers amateurs.
August 25, 2011.
In order to allow everyone to better understand the aromatic and playful science of food and wine behind the book Taste Buds and Molecules, the French version of which was awarded the prestigious “Best Innovative Food Book In The World” at the 2010 Paris Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, I thought it wise to create a Website dedicated to this project of a lifetime.
Therefore, I am very proud to introduce tastebudsandmolecules.com, and the French version papillesetmolecules.com, both dedicated to aromatic pleasures.
Please note that these Websites are and will be, for a time, “works in progress”. This will enable them to become more complex over the weeks and months to come, as they live and grow “live” in front of our eyes.
The principle of “aromatic harmonies and sommellerie”, the thesis of which I delivered a few years ago, opens up new creative possibilities in the kitchen - a principle as much for budding cooks as it is for Chefs. You will also discover new harmonic paths for the table, the connection between the glass and the plate, for amateurs and connoisseurs of the world of wine. Without forgetting the beers, sakes, eaux-de-vie (fruit brandies), liqueurs, teas, coffees, juices and other great liquids of this world.
My idea, and that of my colleagues, which include Chef Stéphane Modat and Molecular Biologist Dr. Martin Loignon, is to make this new aromatic highway of the pleasures of the table accessible to everyone. And together, we can all nurture this great aromatic project. This project is still growing, as there is still much to be done to bring these Websites to full maturity!
Finally, thank you for being indulgent as these newborns take their very first baby steps!
François CHARTIER Author of Taste Buds and Molecules, “sommelier-researcher-cook”
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