While the brightest students at Columbia are figuring out new and exciting ways to survive in prison, the shining stars at Harvard are doing neat things with meat glue and gummy bears. On Tuesday, there was a Science of Cooking fair in which students showed off their final projects from the very popular course SPU27 (aka Science & Cooking). Sadly the event was somewhat overshadowed by Operation Ivy League.
For those of you who missed it, it was just like your high school science fair except a) everything was edible b) these kids are smarter than you, probably and c) David Chang and John McCarthy, a chef at Wylie Dufresne's wd-50 were there. McCarthy was particularly pleased since he had laid down a gauntlet for cheesy noodles and three students — an econ major, a lit major, and a double major in neuroscience and psychology — had crafted for him cheesy noodles. They used meat glue and Parmesan. Duh. According to the Harvard Gazette, "We've been working on this for a year, and they did it in two weeks," said John McCarthy, a chef at wd~50.
Video: At last, the edible science fair