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Gastronomic botany and molecular gastronomy

Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena and Gómez Garay, Aranzazu and Ávalos García, Adolfo and Martín Calvarro, Luisa and Pintos López, Beatriz and Saco Sierra, M. Dolores and Martín Gómez, M. Soledad and Pérez Alonso, M. José and Puelles Gallo, María and Palá Paúl, Jesús and Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca and Llamas Ramos, José Eugenio (2011) Gastronomic botany and molecular gastronomy. In ICERI2011 proceedings : IV International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, celebrated 14-16 november 2011 in Madrid. International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) , pp. 2631-2637. ISBN 978-84-615-3324-4

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Abstract

Complutense University of Madrid through the "Vicerrectorado de Calidad" develops projects to
innovate and improve teaching quality. Among these projects is "Gastronomic Botany and Molecular Gastronomy" which aims to develop new materials and tools for the Virtual Campus and consequently offer new possibilities for teaching and training. Also this project organize and structure a new
teaching matter for post-graduate education that will be an example of approach, relationship and cooperation between university and industry in the context of post-graduate learning and life-long learning.
The project focuses on the idea that for most people, plants, algae and fungi are a group of organisms
for which there are very different perceptions associated with different interests that make up what may be called areas of specialization in Plant Biology. The "plant world" extends their knowledge to different fields, including horticulture, food science, food, medicine, nutrition, natural products, drug industry or economic and social areas.
There are three aspects around which is organized a body of knowledge related to gastronomy and "plant world": 1) Gastronomic Botany: use of plants, algae and fungi in food, 2) Nutrition and Health: Bioactive principles of functional foods, nutrigenomics 3) Economic Botany: social, economic and health aspects related to the plant products market. Gastronomy is a cultural object changing over time depending mainly on several factors: 1) raw material for food, 2) knowledge about the properties of some of these substances, 3) methods and techniques for the use of these materials. On the other hand, in recent years has been expanding and using the term "molecular gastronomy" to refer changes in processing food. Also all these aspects are related to two important questions: food safety and advances in functional foods and nutrigenomics.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Botany, Plant biochemistry, Nutrition, University, Industry, Post-graduate learning, Life-long learning
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine
Social sciences > Library science and documentation > Databases
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Botany
Medical sciences > Biology
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Dietetics and nutrition
Medical sciences > Biology > Biotechnology
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Plant physiology
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Public health
Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Biochemistry
ID Code:16146
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[4] McHugh, J.D. (2003). A Guide to the seaweed industry. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 441.

[5] PIMCD nº 47 2011-2012. Vicerrectorado de Calidad. Complutense University of Madrid.

[6] Puelles, M. (2004). Distribución Comercial. McGraw-Hill 84-481-4074-5.

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