Nerds are typically obsessed with their hobbies and interests. In that sense I am one too. I am obsessed with food. But not just by eating it. I am obsessed with every aspect of it: history, physics, chemistry, science and engineering! And as an engineer and a scientist, I cannot help but bring my analytical strengths and sense of wonderment to the table. It’s in my innate nature to investigate food from a scientific standpoint: how various ingredients mix, why proper temperature is necessary, the reactions that create the flavor and the textures. All these questions drive my curiosity and intuition. Join me on my quest for food history, food science and food mechanics! Welcome to Nerd Meets Food! Here we deal with way more than just the food.

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The Food

Lavender Rosemary Lemon cookies

Lavender Rosemary Lemon cookies

April 5th, 2014

In this blog I don't usually make deserts. But when we do, they are amazing. Today I chose to make a simple cookie with big character. Cookies are not just  a baked good that we eat. Making cookies is just a part of the process that makes a house a home. The moment the air is filled with the amazing aroma of the baked goods that is based on butterRead More...>>

The Cocktails

Smokey Bandit!

Smokey Bandit!

April 9th, 2014

When I think if America I think of Cowboys. I know America is so much more than just cowboys, but the cowboys are the poster boys of America. Maybe it is the cigaret commercials, maybe it is the hundreds of western movies or maybe it is  just the iconic cowboy hat. As a kid a used to imagine the cowboys not as the people who manage herds of cattle, butRead More...>>

The Gadgets

Ice Baby Ice - Part II: Ice Evaluation Experiment

Ice Baby Ice - Part II: Ice Evaluation Experiment

March 7th, 2014

In the Previous post we discussed the process of making ice, the tools and the techniques. However, we were left at the most interesting point. What is the best ice and for what application. General purpose ice, cocktail making/shaking, cocktail serving, whiskey tasting etc. This is what we are addressing now. We will see what are the evaluation criteria, and how we can pick the best ice type for eachRead More...>>

The Books

 Ultimate Guide to Spirits & Cocktails Bar Book

Ultimate Guide to Spirits & Cocktails Bar Book

March 1st, 2014

To navigate your neighborhood liquor store now you need a guide. You might thing that you need an ultimate guide. An Ultimate Guide to Spirits someone might have said.... and that someone is Andé Dominé. He did the unthinkable. He made a book that contains 90% of the commercial sold spirits. From the Bourbon and the Rye to the Arak and the absinthe. Listing liquors is not that hard. Well itRead More...>>

The Eateries

Περί Ορέξεως - Peri Orexeos - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Περί Ορέξεως - Peri Orexeos - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

November 11th, 2010

The food and the cuisine of a culture is very easily depicted in small restaurants and shacks that the locals know. They usually don't care about the appearance of the food, just the quality and the price. When however the food is offered in a more "gourmet" way it is a challenge. You have to overcome the stables and add perspective in dishes that have been around for decades orRead More...>>

The News

Site Upgrade

Site Upgrade

April 8th, 2014

The site for me is not just about the food. It represented another hobby of mine, the website development. I am hobbyist with small knowledge of programming, but the site gives me the opportunity to be up-to-date with all the new trends. I recently had some time to jump in the wagon of recipe-ing my blog. Making an easy to print, easy to read recipe condensed in a small recipeRead More...>>