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Some plants, like onions and garlic, have chemical defenses that prevent animals like us from eating them. Unfortunately for them, when cooked right these defenses can be delicious. Find out how cutting and cooking methods can dramatically effect the harshness of garlic and onions, and why.

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What's the science of sugar? What happens in a beer lab? Find out on this week's episode of Fuhmentaboudit as Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett are joined by Tom Price, Lab Manager at Brooklyn Brewery. He talks about his job duties as a lab manager and gets into some of the science behind sugar in the fermentation process. Learn about the affect sugar has on brewing and hear Tom share some essential brewing tips. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market

"You can add a surprising amount of sugar to a beer without it negatively affecting anything. 20% of total fermentables is totally reasonable." [17:00]

--Tom Price on Fuhmentaboudit!


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Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the complex reactions behind the perfect buzz. In Proof: The Science of Booze, a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope, from our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research that proves why—or even if—people actually like the stuff. Tune in to this week's episode of The Speakeasy as Damon chats with Adam about the book and the science of booze! This program was brought to you by Michters.

"I'm a science writer by training and I try to understand the world through that lens." [04:00]

--Adam Rogers on The Speakeasy


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