How to measure and analyse the texture of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and adhesives.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Texture Analysis in action: the Volodkevich Bite Jaws

Tenderness test on chicken using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe VOLODKEVICH BITE JAWS (HDP/VB*) fixture performs an imitative test by simulating the action of an incisor tooth biting through food. 

It comprises of upper and lower jaws which are fitted to the loadcell and Heavy Duty Platform.

A sample is positioned in the lower jaw and the biting action is provided by the compressive movement of the upper jaw shearing into the test sample.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Edible film – create amazing “see-through’ recipes

Edible film canapé
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In a recent blog post we highlighted that the market for edible films was yet to be tapped.  

Edible packaging has now definitely entered the playing field and is available for purchase online. So if you’re looking to create beautiful disappearing ravioli, clear canapés and edible cocktails then you’re going to love working with edible film.  

A favourite product of such great modernist chefs as Ferran Adria, these durable yet ultra-thin films are so versatile that food technologists will want to spend time just finding new ways to use them.