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I'm Just Here for the Food is chock-full of information, but Brown teaches the science of cooking with a soft touch, adding humor even to the book's illustrations--his channeling of the conveyer belt episode of I Love Lucy to explain heat convection is a hoot. The techniques are thoroughly explained, and Brown also frequently adds how to augment the cooking to get optimal results, including a tip on modifying a grill with a hair dryer for more heat combustion. But what about the food? Brown sticks largely to the traditional, from roast turkey to braised chicken piccata, though he does throw a curveball or two, such as Bar-B-Fu (marinated, barbecued tofu). And you'll quickly be a convert of his French method of scrambling eggs via a specially rigged double boiler--the resulting dish is soft, succulent, and lovely. But more than just a recipe book, I'm Just Here for the Food is a fascinating, delightful tour de force about the love of food and the joy of discovery. --Agen Schmitz
I picked this book up because I love watch Alton Brown's TV show Good Eats.
Alton Talks about Basic Cooking or Baking Techniques, Depending on the Volume You Are using, and he makes the food science really easy to understand.
This book is a must for new cooks and is highly recommend for anybody who enjoys cooking.
Alton teaches the science behind cooking and flavour in a way I can understand and with humour I enjoy! Immediate results from the kitchen according to my wife and daughter.Published 19 days ago by curtis
If I understand how something works, why it works, I can remember and replicate the task. Give me a list or simple directions, and I may stumble. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Oberholtzer
I have all of Alton Brown's books and DVD. I like his presentation and enjoy the technical explanations. He shows many shortcuts that I've adopted, and I cook alot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ray Bellotti
Very informative. This book helped look at cooking in a common since sort a way. A must have in any culinary library.Published 2 months ago by William Jones
This book is another Alton Brown must-have. His use of scientific method to explain cooking techniques helps it all make sense.Published 2 months ago by squaredeal
Alton Brown's "I'm Just Here For the food: Food + Heat = Cooking" is a book that likely anyone who reads it will be satisfied with their choice. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mmcgarrah
Good cookbook. Very educational and easy to follow. Not only does it provide good recipes it also goes to great lengths to be educational and a funny read as well! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Higgins
Ok so Alton Brown is my tv crush but I still really liked this book. Teaches basic techniques but also gives you the why.Published 3 months ago by notayuppygirl
Great fun reading, even found some helpful tips, but a wee bit too advanced for me. Not crazy on formating either.Published 4 months ago by Littlduck15