Great Shakes

Great Shakes

Heston Blumenthal, The Guardian, 26 October, 2002 Kir Royale jelly This is interesting because it manages to keep the bubbles in the jelly itself. My friend, the chemist Len Fisher, devised the clever technique of preserving the bubbles more than in a regular...

A Scientific Picnic

New Scientist Summer is the season for open-air concerts, where the ticket reads “bring a picnic and chairs”. The picnics in our part of rural Somerset are competitive affairs, with elaborate candelabra and equally elaborate dishes on display. At one...