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September 15, 2014

Professor develops first textbook on food development

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

A Kansas State University professor has published the first food development textbook.

Fadi Aramouni, professor of food science, and Kathryn Deschenes, December 2012 master's degree graduate in food science, co-authored the instruction guide "Methods for Developing New Food Products," which was published in August 2014. Aramouni used material he accumulated from years of teaching the capstone food development class, plus material from other faculty members at K-State, to create the 360-page textbook that includes PowerPoint presentations and test materials for instructors. 

The book explains the basics of food technology and new product development, from formulations to marketing and commercialization. Several publishers requested Aramouni develop the textbook due to all the awards his students won in new food development competitions.

It is being used this semester in the Research and Development of Food Products course. The book costs $84 for students. It also is available for industry.