The Food Lab  Better Home Cooking Through Science Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Food Lab Better Home Cooking Through Science


  • Author : J. Kenji López-Alt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-09-21
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393249866

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The Food Lab Better Home Cooking Through Science Excerpt :

A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award "The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—New York Times Book Review Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)—and use a foolproof method that works every time? As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new—but simple—techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.

The Wok  Recipes and Techniques Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Wok Recipes and Techniques


  • Author : J. Kenji López-Alt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393541229

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The Wok Recipes and Techniques Excerpt :

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Washington Post Bestseller • One of Time's 10 Most Anticipated Cookbooks of 2022 From J. Kenji López-Alt, the author of the best-selling cookbook The Food Lab: the definitive guide to the science and technique of cooking in a wok. J. Kenji López-Alt’s debut cookbook, The Food Lab, revolutionized home cooking, selling more than half a million copies with its science-based approach to everyday foods. And for fast, fresh cooking for his family, there’s one pan López-Alt reaches for more than any other: the wok. Whether stir-frying, deep frying, steaming, simmering, or braising, the wok is the most versatile pan in the kitchen. Once you master the basics—the mechanics of a stir-fry, and how to get smoky wok hei at home—you’re ready to cook home-style and restaurant-style dishes from across Asia and the United States, including Kung Pao Chicken, Pad Thai, and San Francisco–Style Garlic Noodles. López-Alt also breaks down the science behind beloved Beef Chow Fun, fried rice, dumplings, tempura vegetables or seafood, and dashi-simmered dishes. Featuring more than 200 recipes—including simple no-cook sides—explanations of knife skills and how to stock a pantry, and more than 1,000 color photographs, The Wok provides endless ideas for brightening up dinner.

Every Night Is Pizza Night Book

Every Night Is Pizza Night


  • Author : J. Kenji López-Alt
  • Publisher : WW Norton
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324005261

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Every Night Is Pizza Night Excerpt :

Best-selling author J. Kenji López-Alt introduces Pipo, a girl on a quest to prove that pizza is the best food in the world. Pipo thinks that pizza is the best. No, Pipo knows that pizza is the best. It is scientific fact. But when she sets out on a neighborhood-spanning quest to prove it, she discovers that “best” might not mean what she thought it means. Join Pipo as she cooks new foods with her friends Eugene, Farah, Dakota, and Ronnie and Donnie. Each eating experiment delights and stuns her taste buds. Is a family recipe for bibimbap better than pizza? What about a Moroccan tagine that reminds you of home? Or is the best food in the world the kind of food you share with the people you love? Warm and funny, with bright, whimsical illustrations by Gianna Ruggiero, Every Night Is Pizza Night is a story about open-mindedness, community, and family. With a bonus pizza recipe for young readers to cook with their parents, Every Night Is Pizza Night will make even the pickiest eaters hungry for something new.

Joshua Weissman  An Unapologetic Cookbook   1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Joshua Weissman An Unapologetic Cookbook 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


  • Author : Joshua Weissman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744053494

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Joshua Weissman An Unapologetic Cookbook 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Excerpt :

A Weissman once said... "...can we please stop with the barrage of 2.3 second meals that only need 1 ingredient? I get it...we're busy. But let's refocus on the fact that beautifully crafted burgers don't grow on trees." Ironically this sounds a lot like he's trying to convince you to cook, but he's really not. Is this selling the cookbook? The point is that the food in this book is an invitation that speaks for itself. Great cooking does, and should, take time. Now is the time to double down and get your head in the cooking game. Or you know, don't. Maybe get someone else to cook this stuff for you...that works too. How can you know if something is your favorite if 50 to 80 percent of the stuff you've been eating was made by someone else? Butter, condiments, cheese, pickles, bread, patties, and buns. For the superlative gastronomic experience, you can (and should, to be honest) make these from scratch. Create the building blocks necessary to make the greatest meal of your life. While you're at it, why not give it the Joshua Weissman twist? Afterall, it's hard to buy lacto-fermtented white asparagus with black garlic at the local grocery store. From simple staples to sophisticated curiosities and from gourmet to deep-fried, you are the master of your own kitchen, and you'll make it all, on your terms. With no regrets, excuses, or apologies, Joshua Weissman will instruct you how with his irreverent humor, a little bit of light razzing, and over 100 perfectly delectable recipes. If you love to host and entertain; if you like a good project; if you crave control of your food; if fast food or the frozen aisle or the super-fast-super-easy cookbook keeps letting your tastebuds down; then Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook is your ideal kitchen companion. *#1 New York Times Bestseller - September 2021

The Science of Cooking Book

The Science of Cooking


  • Author : Stuart Farrimond
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465470799

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The Science of Cooking Excerpt :

Get answers to all your cooking science questions, and cook tastier, more nutritious food using fundamental principles, practical advice, and step-by-step techniques. Where does the heat come from in a chili pepper? Why is wild salmon darker than farmed? Does searing meat really "seal in" the juices? A good recipe goes a long way, but if you can master the science behind it, you'll be one step ahead. Using full-color images, stats and facts through infographics, and an engaging Q&A format to show you how to perfect your cooking, The Science of Cooking brings food science out of the lab and into your kitchen. Topics include meat and poultry, seafood, dairy, pulses and grains, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, baked goods, and more, making it perfect for perfecting everyday cooking as well as for special meals.

The Man Who Ate Everything Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Man Who Ate Everything


  • Author : Jeffrey Steingarten
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307797827

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The Man Who Ate Everything Excerpt :

Funny, outrageous, passionate, and unrelenting, Vogue's food writer, Jeffrey Steingarten, will stop at nothing, as he makes clear in these forty delectable pieces. Whether he is in search of a foolproof formula for sourdough bread (made from wild yeast, of course) or the most sublime French fries (the secret: cooking them in horse fat) or the perfect piecrust (Fannie Farmer--that is, Marion Cunningham--comes to the rescue), he will go to any length to find the answer. At the drop of an apron he hops a plane to Japan to taste Wagyu, the hand-massaged beef, or to Palermo to scale Mount Etna to uncover the origins of ice cream. The love of choucroute takes him to Alsace, the scent of truffles to the Piedmont, the sizzle of ribs on the grill to Memphis to judge a barbecue contest, and both the unassuming and the haute cuisines of Paris demand his frequent assessment. Inevitably these pleasurable pursuits take their toll. So we endure with him a week at a fat farm and commiserate over low-fat products and dreary diet cookbooks to bring down the scales. But salvation is at hand when the French Paradox (how can they eat so richly and live so long?) is unearthed, and a "miraculous" new fat substitute, Olestra, is unveiled, allowing a plump gourmand to have his fill of fat without getting fatter. Here is the man who ate everything and lived to tell about it. And we, his readers, are hereby invited to the feast in this delightful book.

Cooking for Geeks Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Cooking for Geeks


  • Author : Jeff Potter
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449396039

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Cooking for Geeks Excerpt :

Presents recipes ranging in difficulty with the science and technology-minded cook in mind, providing the science behind cooking, the physiology of taste, and the techniques of molecular gastronomy.

Ruhlman s Twenty Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Ruhlman s Twenty


  • Author : Michael Ruhlman
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-14
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811876438

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Ruhlman s Twenty Excerpt :

Presents twenty basic elements of cooking and explains their importance in order to become a better cook, from proper salting techniques to mastering such basic ingredients as eggs and butter.

Serious Eater Book

Serious Eater


  • Author : Ed Levine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525533559

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Serious Eater Excerpt :

"A hilarious and moving story of unconventional entrepreneurialism, passion, and guts." --Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group; Founder of Shake Shack; Author of Setting the Table Original recipes by J. Kenji López-Alt of The Food Lab and Stella Parks of BraveTart James Beard Award-winning founder of Serious Eats Ed Levine finally tells the mouthwatering and heartstopping story of building--and almost losing--one of the most acclaimed and beloved food sites in the world. In 2005, Ed Levine was a freelance food writer with an unlikely dream: to control his own fate and create a different kind of food publication. He wanted to unearth the world's best bagels, the best burgers, the best hot dogs--the best of everything edible. To build something for people like him who took everything edible seriously, from the tasting menu at Per Se and omakase feasts at Nobu down to mass-market candy, fast food burgers, and instant ramen. Against all sane advice, he created a blog for $100 and called it...Serious Eats. The site quickly became a home for obsessives who didn't take themselves too seriously. Intrepid staffers feasted on every dumpling in Chinatown and sampled every item on In-N-Out's secret menu. Talented recipe developers like The Food Lab's J. Kenji López-Alt and Stella Parks, aka BraveTart, attracted cult followings. Even as Serious Eats became better-known--even beloved and respected--every day felt like it could be its last. Ed secured handshake deals from investors and would-be acquirers over lunch only to have them renege after dessert. He put his marriage, career, and relationships with friends and family at risk through his stubborn refusal to let his dream die. He prayed that the ride would never end. But if it did, that he would make it out alive. This is the moving story of making a glorious, weird, and wonderful dream come true. It's the story of one food obsessive who followed a passion to terrifying, thrilling, and mouthwatering places--an

How to Read a French Fry Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

How to Read a French Fry


  • Author : Russ Parsons
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 0618379436

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How to Read a French Fry Excerpt :

Explores the science underlying such cooking techniques as frying, roasting, baking, and chopping; and provides tips and recipes utilizing the author's unique cooking principles.

The Flavor Bible Book
Score: 4.5
From 28 Ratings

The Flavor Bible


  • Author : Andrew Dornenburg
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-09-16
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316039840

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The Flavor Bible Excerpt :

The timeless guide to culinary creativity and flavor exploration, based on the wisdom of the world's most innovative chefs Eight years in the making, The Flavor Bible is a landmark book that will inspire the greatest creations of innovative cooks and chefs by serving as an indispensable guide to creativity and flavor affinities in today's kitchen. Cuisine is undergoing a startling historic transformation: With the advent of the global availability of ingredients, dishes are no longer based on geography but on flavor. This radical shift calls for a new approach to cooking -- as well as a new genre of "cookbook" that serves no to document classic dishes via recipes, but to inspire the creation of new ones based on imaginative and harmonious flavor combinations. The Flavor Bible is your guide to hundreds of ingredients along with the herbs, spices, and other seasonings that will allow you to coax the greatest possible flavor and pleasure from them. This astonishing reference distills the combined experience of dozens of America's most innovative culinarians, representing such celebrated restaurants as A Voce, Babbo, Blue Hill, Café Atlántico, Chanterelle, Citronelle, Gramercy Tavern, the Herbfarm, Jardinière, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, the Modern, Moto, and the Trellis. You'll learn to: explore the individual roles played by the four basic tastes -- salty, sour, bitter, and sweet -- and how to bring them into harmony; work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients by discovering which flavors have the strongest affinities for one another; brighten flavors through the use of acids -- from vinegars to citrus juices to herbs and spices such as Makrut lime and sumac; deepen or intensify flavors through the layering of specific ingredients and techniques; and balance the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of cooking and serving an extraordinary meal. Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from the country's most respected chefs and p

The Flavor Equation Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Flavor Equation


  • Author : Nik Sharma
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452182858

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The Flavor Equation Excerpt :

Named one of the Best Fall Cookbooks 2020 by The New York Times, Eater, Epicurious, Food & Wine, Forbes, Saveur, Serious Eats, The Smithsonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, The Kitchn, Chowhound, NPR, The Art of Eating Longlist 2021 and many more; plus international media attention including The Financial times, The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times (U.K.), Delicious Magazine (U.K.), The Times (Ireland), and Vogue India and winner of The Guild of U.K. Food Writers (General Cookbook). Finalist for the 2021 IACP Cookbook Award. "The Flavor Equation" deserves space on the shelf right next to "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" as a titan of the how-and-why brigade."– The New Yorker "Deep and illuminating, fresh and highly informative... a most brilliant achievement." – Yotam Ottolenghi "[A] beautiful and intelligent book." – J. Kenji López-Alt, author The Food Lab and Chief Consultant for Serious Eats.com Aroma, texture, sound, emotion—these are just a few of the elements that play into our perceptions of flavor. The Flavor Equation demonstrates how to convert approachable spices, herbs, and commonplace pantry items into tasty, simple dishes. In this groundbreaking book, Nik Sharma, scientist, food blogger, and author of the buzz-generating cookbook Season, guides home cooks on an exploration of flavor in more than 100 recipes. • Provides inspiration and knowledge to both home cooks and seasoned chefs • An in-depth exploration into the science of taste • Features Nik Sharma's evocative, trademark photography style The Flavor Equation is an accessible guide to elevating elemental ingredients to make delicious dishes that hit all the right notes, every time. Recipes include Brightness: Lemon-Lime Mintade, Saltiness: Roasted Tomato and Tamarind Soup, Sweetness: Honey Turmeric Chicken Kebabs with Pineapple, Savoriness: Blistered Shishito Peppers with Bonito Fl

What Einstein Told His Cook  Kitchen Science Explained Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

What Einstein Told His Cook Kitchen Science Explained


  • Author : Robert L. Wolke
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-06-21
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393339871

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What Einstein Told His Cook Kitchen Science Explained Excerpt :

"Wolke is Martha Stewart with a PhD." —American Scientist "Wolke, longtime professor of chemistry and author of the Washington Post column Food 101, turns his hand to a Cecil Adams style compendium of questions and answers on food chemistry. Is there really a difference between supermarket and sea salt How is sugar made? Should cooks avoid aluminum pans? Interspersed throughout Wolke's accessible and humorous answers to these and other mysteries are recipes demonstrating scientific principles. There is gravy that avoids lumps and grease; Portuguese Poached Meringue that demonstrates cream of tartar at work; and juicy Salt-Seared Burgers.... With its zest for the truth, this book will help cooks learn how to make more intelligent choices." —Publishers Weekly

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook


  • Author : America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher : America's Test Kitchen
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781940352237

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The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook Excerpt :

Best-Selling vegetarian cookbook destined to become a classic. Everyone knows they should eat more vegetables and grains, but that prospect can be intimidating with recipes that are often too complicated for everyday meals or lacking in fresh appeal or flavor. For the first time ever, the test kitchen has devoted its considerable resources to creating a vegetarian cookbook for the way we want to eat today. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook is a wide-ranging collection of boldly flavorful vegetarian recipes covering hearty vegetable mains, rice and grains, beans and soy as well as soups, appetizers, snacks, and salads. More than 300 recipes are fast (start to finish in 45 minutes or less), 500 are gluten-free, and 250 are vegan and are all highlighted with icons on the pages. The book contains stunning color photography throughout that shows the appeal of these veggie-packed dishes. In addition, almost 500 color photos illustrate vegetable prep and tricky techniques as well as key steps within recipes.

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids  EDIBLE EDITION Book

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids EDIBLE EDITION


  • Author : Liz Lee Heinecke
  • Publisher : Quarry Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631597428

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Kitchen Science Lab for Kids EDIBLE EDITION Excerpt :

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: EDIBLE EDITION gives you 52 delicious ways to explore food science in your own kitchen by making everything from healthy homemade snacks to scrumptious main dishes and mind-boggling desserts. When you step into your kitchen to cook or bake, you put science to work. Physics and chemistry come into play each time you simmer, steam, bake, freeze, boil, puree, saute, or ferment food. Knowing something about the physics, biology, and chemistry of food will give you the basic tools to be the best chef you can be. Bodacious Bubble Tea, Flavorful Fruit Leather, Super Spring Rolls, Mouthwatering Meatballs…divided by course, each lab presents a step-by-step recipe for a delicious drink, snack, sauce, main dish, dessert, or decoration. The Science Behind the Food section included with each recipe will help you understand the science concepts and nutrition behind the ingredients. Have fun learning about: Bacteria and the chemical process of fermentation by making your own pickled vegetables. Emulsion as you create your own vinaigrette. How trapped water vapor causes a popover to inflate as you make your own. Crystals by making your own ice cream. Mix and match the recipes to pair pasta with your favorite sauce, make ice cream to serve in homemade chocolate bowls, or whip up the perfect frosting for your cake. There are plenty of fun, edible decorations included for the art lovers in the crowd. Before long, you’ll have the confidence to throw together a feast, bake and decorate show-worthy cakes, or use what you’ve learned to create your own recipes. For those with food allergies, all recipes are nut-free and other allergens are clearly labeled throughout. Let’s get cooking—and learning! The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established exper