What is molecular gastronomy?
4 May 2022 - Uqonic Chefs
The origin of molecular gastronomy leads back to Nicholas Kurti and Hervé This, two of the founders and initiators of the International Workshop on Molecular and Physical Gastronomy (Hervé This, 1999). Hervé This stated they "wanted to use science in order to examine culinary processes (…) but also some phenomena that arise when we are eating." This defines molecular gastronomy as culinary transformations and the sensory phenomena associated with eating (This, 2006: p. 3). At one point, Kurti and This were given the opportunity to teach Molecular and Physical Gastronomy at the University of Tours in France (This, 1999: p. 5) and the two performed many experiments that brought physics into the kitchen.
Roughly two decades later, molecular gastronomy has attracted many admirers, and creative chefs are eager to incorporate it into their cuisine. While it may not be something for the everyday cook at home, some MICHELIN Star Chefs, like Spanish chef Ferran Adrià and Grant Achatz from the USA, have brought the art to perfection.
If you are curious about experiencing molecular gastronomy by the best chefs in the world, Uqonic Chefs offers you a unique opportunity to order tasting menus by star chefs. How about a menu with Dominique Crenn’s Beet Chip with Vadouvan Cream?
Using the principles from molecular gastronomy, the American 3-MICHELIN Star Chef created a beautiful dish around one of the most versatile vegetables out there. Transformed into a crispy beetroot chip topped with salt-roasted beets and dressed in vinaigrette with Vadouvan cream they are your delicious introduction into the arts of molecular gastronomy.
The only thing left to do is visit our platform and explore our famous chefs’ exquisite menus and dishes. Choosing your favourite chef will not be easy with great names like Mauro Colagreco, Peppe Guida, Domonique Crenn, Ana Ros and Simon Hulstone. They have dedicated their lives to creating the perfect recipes, and their passion is what you will taste when you try Uqonic Chefs. The best part is that you will be able to give it your own twist in the comfort of your kitchen.
UQONIC CHEFS DINNER BOXES
Uqonic Chefs tasting menus are the best way to get acquainted with the chefs’ gastronomic dinner boxes. Pick a menu from any star chef and opt for a 5- or 3-course menu. All dishes are freshly prepared for your iconic home dining experience. The gastronomic meal delivery kits only require your finishing touch. By following the easy-to-follow preparation and styling instructions, you can enjoy a unique dinner at home.
Do you fancy mixing and matching your own courses à la carte, or do you prefer a special selection box? It is all up to you to decide what to order.
Uqonic Chefs offers Signature Menus that consist of courses with meat, poultry and/or fish. For vegetarians we offer plenty of delicious options, ready for you to discover.