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I recently purchased on food and cooking, hoping to find a good, comprehensive book on food science. He first goes over the basics of taste and flavor, cooking methods, basic chemistry eg, fats, oils, polysaccharides, starches, sugars, gluten, protein, collagen, gelatin, soaps, bubbles, foam, and emulsifiers, and methods of heat transfer. In the recently released book, the science of good cooking, kimball and company he works with a staff of more than three dozen guide the reader through 50. Food science books are all the rage these days and naturally of particular interest to readers of cooking for engineers. We divide the book into 50 core principles, support them through detailed yet friendly explanations, bring them alive with color illustrations and inventive experiments, and reinforce. The top dog in the library is still harold mcgees incredible work, on food and cooking. The science of cooking understanding the biology and. A good recipe goes a long way, but if you can master the science behind it, youll be one step ahead. A keen blogger, stuart is also the founder and editor of online lifestylescience magazine. If you like alton brown science brown, as opposed to goofball brown, this is your book. The delicious results of this landmark twentyyear study are to be found in cook s illustrated. Flip through the pages of, the science of good cooking and youll be transported into the test kitchen working alongside editors, food.
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In the sweet kitchen contains 368 pages of baking science, principles, ingredients, and techniques e. Master 50 simple concepts to enjoy a lifetime of success in the kitchen by cooks illustrated magazine. The editors of the exacting and widely beloved magazine cooks illustrated put out the science of good cooking, which breaks its teachings down into 50. The book is a pleasant read and is an invitation to become better acquainted with the science of cooking. Browse our full offering of articles, recipes, experiments, and videos that delve into the science of food and cooking.
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If it would also explain why certain ingredients work better than other in certain recipes id be over the moon. Fifty unique experiments from the test kitchen bring food science to life, and more than 400 landmark cooks illustrated recipes illustrate each basic principle. The science of good cooking lecture 10 2012 youtube. Unlike my previous two books written with americas test kitchen, i am the sole author of cook, taste, learn. The science of good cooking americas test kitchen shop. On food and cooking harold mcgee is all science at a very detailed level, combining food chemistry and biology and explaining the interactions between ingredients and the mechanisms behind various cooking methods. In this radical new approach to home cooking, we use science to explain what goes on in the kitchen. The science of good cooking book by cooks illustrated. The science of good food simplifies the complex science of food for home cooks and chefs alike. The science of good food books cooking for engineers.393 657 701 1036 427 249 886 1206 436 420 1315 238 694 113 1051 1048 483 776 1085 675 508 1046 1437 620 1301 598 381 780 691 1153 1224 984 1281