Cooking for Geeks – Potter
Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer -- used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it's cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish?More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C? Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers and offers a unique take on recipes -- from the sweet (a "mean" chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (duck confit sugo).This book is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who wants to experiment with cooking, even if you don't consider yourself a geek.
Jeff Potter schrijft heel vermakelijk en speels over de wetenschap van koken. Het boek is opgedeeld in de secties 'Hello Kitchen, Taste, smell and flavor, Time and Temperature, Air and Water, Fun with Hardware en Playing with Chemicals. Het is zeer informatiedicht maar nergens onbegrijpelijk of saai. Vele kadertjes, terzijdes en interviews maken het boek extra leesbaar.