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  • n. The process of forming something into a sphere or spheres.


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  • Adrià explained some of the secrets of his inventive techniques, including what he calls spherification - in which liquid flavours are encapsulated in gelatine balls.

    The Guardian World News

  • The result is mountains of content and commentary on our understanding of exotic haute-cuisine dishes, which include pearls (the method is called spherification) and traditional browned meat (the Maillard reaction'').

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • They've also shown that their cooking, in Adria's case often labeled "molecular gastronomy," can illustrate scientific feats such as spherification, gelation and oxidation.

    Harvard's Science & Cooking Lectures With Chefs José Andrés, Ferran Adrià, Grant Achatz, Dan Barber & More

  • • Learning techniques such as spherification, utilizing liquid nitrogen, compression, foams, heat resistant gels and dehydration

    The Denver Newspaper Agency YourHub.com Stories

  • On a recent visit, a standout creation was a spherification in which a dollop of yogurt with cumin and black salt was transformed into a disk with a gel-like exterior and a spicy, liquid interior.

    A molecular masala

  • He watched as Kim was promoted ahead of him, and later spent a crushingly dull six weeks doing spherification.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • When he was put in charge of spherification, he took the assignment as a sign that his devotion had been recognized.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • A process that uses algae-based gellifiers and calcium carbonate to turn liquids into semisolid globules, spherification is one of the signature techniques of elBulli.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Nowhere was his complete submission to the work clearer than with spherification.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • The cook is supposed to scoop up each spherification with a slotted spoon, drain off the excess liquid, and slide it into the new tub.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices


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  • "...is a molecular gastronomy technique created by the famous chef Ferran Adria. It produces a sphere of a liquid surrounded by a delicate membrane of jelly."

    - spherification.com

    April 14, 2014