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Food Bites

The Science of the Foods We Eat

  • Engaging and approachable for specialist and general reader alike

  • Two-part format covers fascinating food science as well as applications

  • Based on newspapers columns from the Capital Times of Madison

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About this book

Food Bites is an easy-to-read, often humorous book on the scientific basis of the foods we eat, and answers those pesky, niggling questions such as: Is the quality of beer really affected by the type of water used? and Processed foods: good or bad? Readers will be captivated by this superbly written book, especially so as their guides are Richard Hartel, professor of Food Engineering at UW-Madison, and his daughter, AnnaKate Hartel. Professor Hartel has for the last four years penned a witty and illuminating column on all aspects of food science for the Capital Times of Madison, and his weekly wisdom has now been collected into a single publication. With a huge and growing interest in the science of food, this treasure trove of knowledge and practical information, in 60 bite-sized chunks, is sure to be a bestseller.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Food Science A13 Babcock Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA

    Richard W. Hartel

  • Northland College, Ashland, USA

    AnnaKate Hartel

About the authors

Richard Hartel is a professor of food science at The University of Wisconsin – Madison, and is a regular contributor to The Capital Times. In addition to his active research program and classes, he teaches an annual summer candy course sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. He was named a 2005 Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologiests, and Nonprofit society dedicated to making food better. He is also a consultant for numerous food companies on a variety of issues.


AnnaKate Hartel is currently an undergraduate student at Northland College in Ashland, WI, and is planning on attending graduate school for an advanced degree in English. Ms. Hartel is also the proud owner of a nosey cat and two beta fish.

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Softcover Book USD 27.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)