“Full of charts, step-by-step photos, structural formulas, and amazing recipes (the cherry cream cheese has me drooling), you will become a better cook without even trying.” —MAKE Magazine
“This clear primer to the chemistry of cooking goes well beyond the basics to teach cooks how to improve their results scientifically.” —Science News
“The writing style is very personable and he does a great job of illustrating concepts with recipes.” —Smithsonianmag.com
“With information advanced enough to interest the well-seasoned, hard-boiled home cook, the information in this book is written in such a friendly and approachable manner that even beginner kitchen-chemists will be delighted to learn from it.”—San Francisco Book Review
“A gateway into the science of food.” —Gastronomica
About the Author
Simon Quellen Field is the author of Gonzo Gizmos, The Return of Gonzo Gizmos, and Why There's Antifreeze in Your Toothpaste. He is the creator of the popular website www.scitoys.com. He lives in Los Gatos, California.