Food Chemistry

Food Chemistry is an introduction to the field of food chemistry, which seeks to explain what we eat and how we prepare food in terms of the chemistry.  We will be looking at how food is made of chemicals, from the main constituents of proteins, carbohydrates and fats to the trace components of vitamins, minerals, preservatives and flavoring.  When food is cooked, these components interact and undergo chemical changes in ways that can be explained and predicted using chemical principles.  Understanding the chemistry underlying food and cooking can lead to a better understanding of the food that we eat.

Food Chemistry F15 Syllabus

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Chemistry Primer

Four Basic Food Molecules

Vitamins and Nutrition




Eggs! & Meat!!

Chemicals in the Kitchen

Milk and Cheese

Fire and Ice

Liquid Refreshment

Bread and Dough


Video Project

Video Project Rubric

Video Project Guidelines

Great Supermarket Scavenger Hunt Fall 2015




Homework 1

Homework 2

Homework 3

Homework 4

Homework 5

Homework 6

Homework 7

Homework 8

Homework 9

Homework 10



Opening Schedule

BCC 100 Fall 2015

Secret Topic 1

SMART_Goals Handout

Secret Topic 2

The Week That Was Schedule

Getting past perfectionism

Secret Topic 3


George Amberson

Erica Goldson

Did I Miss Anything

Secret Topic 4