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  • 11.25.13

Infographic: The Chemistry Of Thanksgiving

A cute video explains how science can rid the world of dry turkey.

Infographic: The Chemistry Of Thanksgiving
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When it comes down to it, cooking is all about chemistry. Which, for those of us who never quite mastered the basics of stoichometry, makes it sound terrifying!

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Luckily, the folks at Bytesize Science have thrown together a quick list of reasons why chemistry can make your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner awesome, from knowing how long to brine your turkey to coming up with a few chemical names to drop to justify that second helping of pumpkin pie as a health decision.

Still not sure what you’ll be throwing together? Try this guide to chemically optimal food pairings.

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Shaunacy Ferro is a Brooklyn-based writer covering architecture, urban design and the sciences. She's on a lifelong quest for the perfect donut.

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