02/07/13 10:00am

Watch Julia Child, Molecular Gastronomist

As far as I’m concerned all gastronomy is molecular, and has been since the first caveman stuck the first piece of wooly mammoth meat in a fire. I’m willing to bet that Julia Child, the face of French cuisine in America for many years, had never heard the words “molecular gastronomy.” Yet here she practicing a very particular very molecular form of gastronomy to great effect for a PBS show, “The Ring of Truth: Atoms.” Mme. Child describes it as “a very special meal. And without giving too much away, it is really a rather unique meal. Child transforms the ingredients with great artistry. All this without spherification or meat glue.

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