We have many continents around the world, with many countries with which comes a great variety in cultures, traditions, and backgrounds. Obviously, one of the essential things in every one of them is food. Food is the most crucial part of human life. It is also the sole reason we survive and the reason which makes us happy the most.
Many changes took place with the evolution of time, and so did the changes to food. Food was no longer seen only as something we only gobble down our throats, it was studied carefully, and many branches of studies undertook research on food, its preservation, use, distribution, storage, selection, and so on. It was treated as a whole different field of science.
This branch of science that involves such processes is termed food technology. These developments in food that contributed to society have changed the world.
Preservations techniques introduced:
- Milk Powder: It is a milk product manufactured by evaporating milk until it dries. It has a shelf life that lasts as long as 18 months, which is far longer than regular milk.
- Aseptic packaging: It is of the most accepted processes of preservation for particular foods. It helps retain the quality of foods for extended periods; the taste, smell, and even nutritional value are retained.
- Freeze-drying: This is a process in which food is vacuumed and packed. It ensures the removal of any liquid, by which ice changes to vapor without turning into liquid.
A large-scale kitchens that is made to produce food for the mass is known as an industrial
kitchen. It is said to involve all processes related to food production, from processing raw materials to serving. It also includes various departments for different preparation, from vegetables to pastry. It also includes rooms for dining.
Modern kitchens have involved industrial designs to their kitchens. They are usually sleek and stylish but far more efficient than traditional kitchens. It is perfect for those who love and have expertise in cooking.
The appliance used in these kitchens are usually made of stainless steel and are far more durable, functional, and perform at a level higher than the regular ones. Refrigerators are built-in, and dishwashers are a must in this kitchen.
Food technology and the Industrial kitchen go hand in hand, with one providing the steps of preservation, the other providing the appliances.
It is important to note that food technology has helped us learn about food and its preservation techniques. It involves many processes, including aseptic packaging and freeze-drying. Modern kitchens are the new industrial kitchens.