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This book is very good in explaining the science of cooking as well as including many great recipes.
Overall a great book if you want to improve your cooking technique, and also if you just want to learn more about why things behave the way they do!
The book is broken down into 50 concepts explaining cooking techniques and the science behind the techniques.
Great as usual for Cooks Illustrated!! Having been a chemist before retiring, I really love the scientific explanation of what's behind how food cooks. Read morePublished 5 days ago by greenmanmoore
Great book! It's much more than a cookbook, it teaches the what, why and how of cooking, what ingredients do, why they do it, and how they interact.Published 6 days ago by S.L. Davies
This is the best cook book I have ever purchased. Instructions are clear, detailed and explain exactly why you should use the demonstrated techniques. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Sand Weil
This is an excellent resource for those cooks that want to know the principles behind why you do what you do when you follow a recipe. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jim Schofield
Just a real interesting read with many, many great recipes to illustrate the principles being explained.Published 10 days ago by Sonya Miklowski
Very interesting cook book. Explains the Why and How of cookingPublished 14 days ago by Andre Jackson
Well-written, good recipes, and it explains scientifically why the recipes work. It is interesting and easy to follow. I like it so much that I ordered another one for my 14 y.o. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Gourmand
Get this book.. Teach your kids from this book and they will be happy in a kitchen the rest of their lives...Published 19 days ago by Jack L. Strauss
I am not a cook. I dabble at it. I was a chemistry major who didn't understand why food needed to be prepared a certain way. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kent D Katz