Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lift: The Science and Surprising History of Leavening Agents

OSU Cascades Science Pub

Old St. Francis School - Father Luke's Room

5:30 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. presentation

Free: Registration required

Minor with parent or guardian

Sue Queisser, Project Manager at OSU's Center for Sensory and Consumer Behavior Research

About Lift: The Science and Surprising History of Leavening Agents

Lift: The Science and Surprising History of Leavening Agents

Did you know that some of the earliest leavening agents were derived from antlers, ashes or even urine? Ever wonder what exactly is the difference between baking soda and powder and how much to use? Have you been disappointed to follow a recipe exactly only to have your cake collapse? What is yeast exactly and how does it work together with flour and water to make that glorious thing riddled with holes called bread? Why does your soufflé collapse before coming out of the oven? Come find out not only how all the various products we use to bring our culinary wonders to lofty heights function but also the interesting stories behind their origins. You’ll learn lots of useful troubleshooting tips along the way, too, that will help you achieve optimal results in the kitchen.

Register for Lift: The Science and Suprising History of Leavening Agents

About OSU Cascades Science Pub

OSU Cascades Science Pub

A collaboration between OSU-Cascades and OSU's main campus in Corvallis brings you some of OSU's leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs held monthly at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters and Sunriver. No scientific background required-just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!

Science Pubs offer a full menu and no-host bar. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations Required and Limited to 100
Science Pubs take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Science Pubs are free to community members, but reservations are required. Space is limited to 100 guests. Register by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to each Science Pub at http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.

About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s branch campus in Bend, Ore., features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and four graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism and outdoor leadership. The branch campus expanded to a four-year university in fall 2015; its new campus will open in fall 2016.