Harold McGee Chemist & Food Scientist, USA

The Flavors of Plant Life

Harold McGee is a world-renowned authority on the chemistry of foods and cooking. He has written two seminal books on kitchen science: On Food and Cooking: the Science and Lore of the Kitchen and The Curious Cook. He is known for examining–and often debunking–conventional kitchen wisdom. Before becoming a writer, McGee was a literature and writing instructor at Yale University.

In this speech from MAD1, McGee dissects the basics of plant flavor, in captivating fashion.