Food cravings during pregnancy

The relationship with food during pregnancy is usually of aversion in the first trimester and of cravings during the second and third trimester. During my pregnancy I suffer from nausea during the first 10 weeks and develop an aversion for broccoli and the odor of raw fish. As far as cravings are concerned, I wantedContinue reading “Food cravings during pregnancy”

What is spectroscopy?

Previously, I wrote about the fact that spectroscopy can be a valuable tool for food chemists and I provided an example of it in milk authenticity analysis. Moreover, Chiung-Wei, one of the women in STEM I interviewed, is an expert of the field. Vibrational spectroscopy is called a “non-targeted approach”. I wrote about this kindContinue reading “What is spectroscopy?”

Food and spirituality

Today Catholics celebrate Easter. In Italy (and in most countries) we are celebrating it in quarantine, respecting social distancing. While I was looking for papers for my PhD dissertation, I found an interesting article, which explores the relationship between food and spirituality. Spirituality and food share the fact that they are not only about theories,Continue reading “Food and spirituality”