The title of Derek Lowe's blog post is "Applied Organic Synthesis: Chocolate Pecan Pie" and to us that sounded like a great way to put chemistry to use. Just follow his protocol to get some tasty pecan pie. He's helpfully converted the measurements into the metric system for non-US readers, but you can also pretend you're still at the bench. "Note that this product has an extremely high energy density — it's not shock-sensitive or anything, but make the slices fairly small," Lowe adds.
Applying Chemistry to Pecans
Nov 26, 2009