Carl Sagan's Cosmos Chapter 9 "The Lives of the Stars"
The simple act of making an apple pie is extrapolated into the atoms and subatomic particles (electrons, protons, and neutrons)
necessary. Many of the ingredients necessary are formed of chemical
elements formed in the life and deaths of stars (such as our own Sun),
resulting in massive red giants and supernovae or collapsing into white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and even black holes. These produce all sorts of phenomena, such as radioactivity, cosmic rays, and even the curving of spacetime by gravity. Cosmos Update mentions the supernova SN 1987A and neutrino astronomy.