The Maillard reaction is a series of complicated chemical reactions that are kickstarted by the heat of cooking. It's what is responsible for the golden brown color and sweet, nutty flavor of a pie crust-- just like we saw in Pi Day and the Science of Baking. You and your grown up can Smell the Maillard Reaction in your own kitchen, using this experiment designed by the Exploratorium!
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