|Now this would be my kind of bromatology|
(photo by House of Switzerland)
Noun. Rare. Early 19th century.
[from Greek bromat-, broma food + -OLOGY.]
The science of food; a treatise on this.
Have you ever wondered who does all the research and compiles all the nutritional information that goes onto a food label? No, neither have I. But I can tell you who does it - a bromatologist, that's who. And what a career! Tell me - who wouldn't want to be a food scientist? Tasting ice-cream all day, writing a practical thesis on what's just the right amount of peppercorn sauce to go with your fillet steak, and then washing it all down with a treatise on beer. Lots and lots of beer. That's what food science is all about, and if it's not, it should be.
|Comprehensive food labelling sure does kill the romance|
(photo by J.Dickert)
|Testing peanut butter. Sounds fun, but clearly it's not|
(photo by UGA College)
Are you a bromatologist?
Do you actually read all that stuff they write on the labels?
Do you work in an ice-cream factory?
Do please leave your most sinfully delicious comments below.