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In Defense of Sugar, Eater, October 2016

When Things Go Wrong in the Kitchen, Popular Science, October 2016

Crispiness Doesn’t Care How Many Michelin Stars You Have, SF Chronicle, October 2016

Say Cheese, Chemistry World, October 2016

The Sky’s the Limit, Chemistry World, August 2016

The Flavor of Struggle, Popular Science, July 2016

It’s Not Easy Being Green, ChemistryWorld/Scientific American, July 2016

Tricks of Temperature, ChemistryWorld, May 2016

Wholesome Additions, ChemistryWorld, April 2016

Sticky Situations, ChemistryWorld, March 2016

Thank You for Smoking, ChemistryWorld, February 2016

The Power of Enzymes, ChemistryWorld, December 2015

Secrets of the Sauce, NPR Science Friday, August 2014