The Earthworm Express is entirely devoted to great stories from food science and technology. Meat science and pork in particular. Here I track the development of bacon and curing technology through the ages. I interview the greats in the food industry and write about the greats from the past. I feature the frontiers of new technology that seek better quality products, “produced more naturally,” and with greater processing efficiency’s.
Latest Express Article:
The Naming of Prague Salt
The fascinating historical background to the enigmatic name, Prague Salt.
Index and Themes
Articles dealing with the discovery, features and functionality of ascorbate.
In June 2008 I created Woody’s bacon in Cape Town. In January 2009, Oscar Klynveld joined me and we formed Woody’s Consumer Brands (Pty) Ltd. I decided to use selected events from the story of Woody’s, re-cast them in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and tell the story of the creation of bacon. (ebook version)
The latest research into food ingredients and processing technology. The history of its development and the science underlying its functionality.
Traditional functional ingredients that complete the matrix of meat ingredients.
Here we honour and celebrate some of the great men, woman, companies and other organisations who contributed or continue to contribute to the food industry.
Articles related to the first successful inventor of a commercial curing brine containing sodium nitrite.
One of the most exciting stories in bacon is that of saltpeter (potassium nitrate) and sodium nitrite.
Research and contact
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