I highly recommend this Harvard Online Course “Science & Cooking” for food and Math lovers.
Example in the Course :
How much boiled water you need to pour into a container to cook a perfect egg ?
By conservation of heat (energy), the heat (Q) of boiled water is transferred to the egg (assume no loss of heat to the environment : container, air, etc).
Secondary school Physics :
Q = m.Cp. (Tf-T)
m = mass
Cp = Specific Heat (4.18 J/g.K for water, 3.18 for eggs)
Tf = Final Temperature (64 C for perfect egg & water)
T= Initial Temperature (egg at 23 C room temperature, boiled water at 100 C)
Chef’s tip: a perfect egg cooked at around 64 C.
Answer: 31 gm of boiled water = 31 cc
Watch “Science and Cooking” on YouTube – Science and Cooking: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL546CD09EA2399DAB