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A Blowtorch and a Perfect Steak

How to Use a Blowtorch to Cook a Perfect Steak

What is the best way to prepare a perfect steak, according to science? At the Museum of Food and Drink, founder and president Dave Arnold explains what causes the Maillard reaction, the chemical reaction between protein and sugar that creates brown, roasty flavors. Then, because he’s Dave Arnold, he demonstrates the Maillard reaction on a steak — using a blowtorch.

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