Saturday, April 17, 2010

It's Science!

Did you know that when you add raw garlic to an acid, it turns blue/green?

It does.  I discovered this while making a spicy pineapple vinegar to go with some shrimp & white bean cakes.  Not being very well versed in the science, it is best I just cut & paste rather than try to explain the reason for this phenomenon:

Now you know.


  1. Is this somehow similar to the purple gelfite fish??

  2. No. This is science, that was just gross.

  3. OMG that's awesome. Chemistry was my subject!This would make a great chemistry foodie lesson! Or perhaps a HS chemistry experiment or science fair project.

    Not too appealing on the plate I must admit. Unless of course you served blue jello or something bright for dessert. A Psychedelic Dinner lol