Against the Grain 

“We put a plug of (vital wheat) gluten in Coke and it foamed for a while, then became a glob that sat there for weeks. It didn’t disintegrate into slime and mush. It just stayed there. The stuff is simply indestructible.
—Stephen Jones (molecular cytogeneticist and director of Bread Lab) on the baking additive called vital wheat gluten

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