Techniques » Agar Education
Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, gives us the 411 about agar (also known as agar agar), a thickener akin to gelatin used in soups, jellies, ice cream and other desserts. It's a great choice when preparing dishes for vegetarians as it's a seaweed-based product with no animal derivatives whatsoever. Give it a try in two creative recipes from Jeff - Chocolate Panna Cotta and Screwdriver Jellies.
Growing up in a family who cooked together, Jeff Potter decided to take it a significant step further. With a background in computer science and years of cooking under his belt, he now focuses on the intricacies and analytics of cooking. As author of Cooking for Geeks, Jeff shows us that cooking should always be an adventure that's fun, ever-evolving, and never boring.