10 Questions with Eric Iserman

By: Philip Saneski Featured Culinologist: Eric Iserman, Product Development/QA Associate Research Chef Save-A-Lot Food Store   How did you discover Culinology®? Can you briefly talk about your RCA involvement?Through my purchasing instructor in culinary school. I was having a discussion with him one day after class about my plans following graduation. I told him that I love…

10 Questions with Larry Tong

By: Philip Saneski Featured Culinologist: Larry Tong, CCS®  Senior Scientist – Product Development  McCormick & Co., Inc. How did you discover Culinology®? I started in Product Development at another spice company, and was asked to put together spices and other ingredients in combinations that tasted good.  Food Science was important to know some things about…

Jan 22nd & The Scoville Heat Unit

By: Karen Diep January 22nd marks the day of Wilbur Scoville’s birthday. Who is Wilbur Schoville you may ask? Well the name “Scoville” might ring a bell if you’ve dabbled in chili science. Scoville invented the “Scoville Organoleptic Test” as a measure of the spiciness or piquancy of chili peppers. He was a trained as…

Meet the Team: Philip Saneski

Hello RCA, student members, chefs, Culinologists and food scientists! My name is Philip Saneski and I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to serve you—in conjunction with other talented RCA students—as President of the newly-formed RCA Student Committee. I have been working in kitchens of all different types since I was sixteen years…