Cooking video series to launch!

Here at Biology Fortified, we’ve got a lot of projects going on. From databases of research, to infographics, blog posts, citizen science and more, we do what we do because we love science and we want more people to understand and appreciate it as well. We have only been able to accomplish what we have thanks to support from our readers and fans, as well as a couple small competitive grants. In the past year, we introduced a monthly membership program that enables us to have the resources to sustain this work and start bigger projects.

I’m excited to announce that one of these projects that we have conceptualized, discussed here on our blog, in our plushie kickstarter, and in more places than I can count is making its debut next week. We’re launching Cooking with Frank N. Foode™ with its first pilot episodes, with more in the works! This is a web video series that will discuss topics related to genetics, biotechnology, chemistry, agriculture, and more – using cooking and creativity with food science and storytelling to break it all down into bite-sized pieces – literally.

Nightmare teaser trailer

So for your enjoyment, I’ve prepared a teaser trailer. While much of the show will be light and silly, there are important issues involved so I’m dialing up the drama. This was a lot of fun to make, and jam-packed with hints about what is coming your way!

Are you half as excited as I am about November 9th? (Ok, besides the U.S. election being over)

Artwork by Celestia Ward
Artwork by Celestia Ward

Every new Cooking with Frank N. Foode™ video will be released to our members one or two days early, to give thanks for their support. If you want to learn more about membership you can visit this page, which will support all of the work that we do. If you just want to support Frank N. Foode™, next week I will launch a Patreon campaign where you can do that and get an inside scoop on the inner workings of the show. Stay tuned for details.


With your help, I’ll take you to new places and to experiment with new and old foods, showing you how you can explore science in your own kitchen. Grab your frying pans and your Erlenmeyer flasks – we’re going to cook up something new!


Update November 9: We’ve run into a video encoding issue that has delayed the release of the first video. It should be ready and posted on November 15th. Stay with us!

Follow Karl Haro von Mogel:
Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison, with a minor in Life Science Communication. His dissertation was on both the genetics of sweet corn and plant genetics outreach. He recently moved back to his home state of California. His favorite produce might just be squash.