Energy saving cooking technique demonstrated.
Posted on March 14th, 2010

Dr Hector Perera

I am delighted to say that I had a successful live demonstration of these scientific cooking thanks for ITN channel in Sri Lanka. It was broadcasted live on Sunday the 1st of November 2009 around 7.00 am to 7.30 am. During the interview, I mentioned that rice will be cooked in a given time then while rice is being cooked, I managed to cook fish and a vegetable dish as well, both the fish and vegetable dish were cooked in side by side with no an extra time. The reason I wanted to cook fish and another vegetable is because some people say that they have no time, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-to cookƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ but I proved it can be done. In cooking rice, fish and the vegetable dish, I used this minimum amount of gas and showed in practice, demonstrated in live to the TV how to achieve this minimum amount of gas combustion. The more gas we burn, more is wasted to the surrounding and pollute the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. Strictly speaking, I applied the laws of thermodynamics and a few other scientific techniques and terms to achieve this condition but I didnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t explain all these terms as most common people are not interested in these terms but they are much interested to find out how they are applied practically in day today life. One can say anything but one must show them practically that is exactly what I did in my energy saving scientific cooking demonstration. The use of minimum amount of gas for cooking means the customers do not spend that much money for gas that means they save some money. I have mentioned in one of my article the advantages of my scientific cooking. Some of the advantages are, save money on gas, cuts down carbon dioxide emission, cuts down waiting time in the kitchen. When the people say ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-NO TIME TO COOKƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ that means they assume that cooking is a time consuming process, I can that is correct but I found the way round it and also the answer to wastage of cooking gas. I have already demonstrated.

I answered to the doubts and questions from the TV interviewer about this scientific cooking as this scientific cooking was a quite new method. Let me reassure that I applied the knowledge of science for cooking not that I added any special chemicals to cook. I used only the basic things such as a two ring gas cooker, brown rice, fish and green leaves that are commonly eaten as they are healthy. I used two stainless steel cooking utensils and a non stick pan. The ingredients such as chilly powder, curry powder, goraka [garcinia indica], tamarind, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric powder, curry leaves, lemon grass, rampae, ginger, garlic, vinegar and table salt were used for cooking but no other special additives, colouring, preservatives and fish or beef or chicken stocks were used. I wanted to show this scientific cooking using the normal basic ingredients, using the normal utensils and I am sure this stainless steel cook ware is nothing special because I got them from a shop in Sri Lanka in Gampaha. The reason I didnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t use Aluminium cooking utensils is because there is a possibility of these acidic ingredients would attack Aluminium and the researchers have established that it could not be quite healthy to cook in these kinds of vessels, further in these stainless steel vessels there is a thick base of metal that has a high thermal capacity that would save energy. The researchers have established that Aluminium can cause memory loss in the long run, if necessary I can give the reference to this research articles.

I am sure if my work was good enough for ITN then certainly it should be good enough for any TV station in UK as well, am I correct? ITN in Sri Lanka has looked very carefully into my work before they decided to give me a live broad cast. First the cooking was recorded then taken to their studio for analysis then looked into the work by a team of people then they found it was up to their standard then only they called me back to the studio for a live broadcast. The cooking was recorded by a team of 6 ITN staff and they witnessed themselves before it was subjected to top officials at the ITN studios. During the live broadcast they took some clips of the actual cooking that was recorded four days ago then combined with it for the live chat. I talked in the live chat as the questions came to me from the interviewer then I answered then and there than looking at a piece of paper. I was quite confident what I was talking about.

May I request for a similar recording and a live chat with TV stations in UK then I am able to give an improved version of cooking. I have a whole list of things that can be cooked this way, I am certain they are quite healthy as well. I have already shown how to save gas [approximately 70%] but it can be done better.

If necessary you may be able to get a copy of the interview from the program manager in ITN in Sri Lanka then there is enough evidence to prove that I had a successful cooking demonstration. If you need any further details please let me know. I am sure that I am able to perform more live demonstrations so that the general public would be benefitted.

A cooking challenge was done by me since February 2009 and it appeared in a few web sites and in leading magazines in Sri Lanka and in UK where I put Rs 100,000 [one hundred thousand Sri Lankan rupees or ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£500/00] would be given to any person or an organisation, if it was proven that my technique was false. This challenge appeared for many months in a web site called, on the first page itself but no one has challenged me back. After my successful live cooking demonstration to the ITN TV in Sri Lanka, let me increase it to Rs 250,000 [two hundred and fifty thousand Sri Lankan rupees] or equivalent in ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£ or $, I think it is little more than ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£1000/00 [one thousand sterling]. As I always said, every action has an equal and opposite reaction and if I proved my theory is right what would be my reward or the recognition? Every single day whole nation is wasting this gas, virtually burning truck loads of money on methane gas that is used for cooking. When I have another opportunity to demonstrate how to save gas then they would believe my technique. Well if I couldnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t prove my energy saving technique there is this ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£1000/00 [one thousand sterling pounds] to the challenger. I am sure the way of cooking is going to have a new look when I have the chance to prove this to the UK TV audience.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Who would like to wear these food smells, oil smells, fish and chips smell, chicken skin smell or even mixed hot curry powder as an after shave or as body cologne?ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  I am sure the answer is ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-NOƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚. Let me come out with details when I have a chance. When Archimedes discovered the laws of floatation did he tell the neighbor or friends, he ran off naked all the way to the palace? Here I am giving away ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£1000/00 if anyone can disprove my work.

You may contact me on . I am not a cook or a chef but a chemistry and a science teacher but apply science laws for cooking and energy saving. I request any TV channel or station to take up my challenge and request to give me an opportunity to help the nation save gas that is save money spent on gas then simultaneously saving the environment by the poisonous gas carbon dioxide. Imagine if millions of people applied my scientific energy saving cooking technique then how much national wealth would be saved then how much environmental pollution is cut down. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

Thank you

Dr Hector Perera

One Response to “Energy saving cooking technique demonstrated.”

  1. KBS Says:

    It is wonderful to hear that you have a great invention. Why don’t you write a technical paper or publish in a web and news papers so that people who want to save money (I think everybody) will use it. No need to challenge anybody to prove you are wrong. If it is not worthwhile nobody will use it. If it can save money everybody will use it and they will thank you. In Sri Lanka there are many new inventions appear time to time. The problem either they are not worthwhile to consider or nobody (Government or private institutions) tries to use it. You may consider publishing it or if it has a commercial value patent it first and then commercialise it. Wish you all the best in this exercise.

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