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Organized into basic categories like "Sweet Talk" (questions involving sugar), "Fire and Ice" (we learn why water boils and freezers burn, among other things), and "Tools and Technology" (the best kind of frying pan, for example), the book also provides illustrative recipes like Black Raspberry Coffee Cake (to demonstrate how metrics work in recipes) and Bob's Mahogany Game Hens (showing what brining can do). With technical illustrations, tips, and more, the book offers abundant evidence that learning the whys and hows of cooking can help us enjoy the culinary process almost as much as its results. --Arthur Boehm --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
As a nerdy epicurean, I loved it! A lot of details and nice suggestions of what to do in your kitchen.Published 13 days ago by Shizheng
What Einstein Told His Cook is a very fun and fascinating discussion of various cooking/kitchen myths, wives tales, trivia, science, and more. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Talvi
Bought this for my husband, an engineering mind - always wanting to figure out why something works. He really enjoyed it.Published 2 months ago by new-to-digital
I really enjoyed reading this and learned a few new things. It was an easy read and I liked the authors sense of humour. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Martin Leonard
From a chef's point of view - this was a blast to read and very approachable. Very well written and just the right amount of techno- babble to feed my inner geek.Published 3 months ago by Christopher Hylton
Nice explanation of how the microwave and other newer cooking gadgets work........some of the recipes looked good, but I have not had a chance to try them yet......Published 3 months ago by Julie Low