All living things require energy and the basic building-blocks of life. With the exception of plants, organisms fulfill those requirements with food. However, humans are unique in the living world based on the range of foods we consume, the way we cook and prepare our foods, and the significance of food in our culture.
Examine the science of cooking, fermenting and baking. Look at the role of protein, carbohydrate and fat in the diet as well as spices, coffee, tea and chocolate. Look at emulsifiers – from preparing a hollandaise sauce to cleaning the dishes. A passion and curiosity about food is all that's required.