Cooking for Geeks

Author: Jeff Potter
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491928141
Release Date: 2015-09-28
Genre: Cooking

Why do we cook the way we do? Are you the innovative type, used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Do you want to learn to be a better cook or curious about the science behind what happens to food as it cooks? More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why do we bake some things at 350°F/175°C and others at 375°F/190°C? Why is medium-rare steak so popular? And just 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 to these questions and more, and offers his unique take on recipes -- from the sweet (a patent-violating chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (slow-cooked brisket). This book is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who enjoys cooking or wants to experiment in the kitchen. Discover what type of cook you are and calibrate your tools Learn about the important reactions in cooking, such as protein denaturation, Maillard reactions, and caramelization, and how they impact the foods we cook Gain firsthand insights from interviews with researchers, food scientists, knife experts, chefs, writers, and more, including author Harold McGee, TV personality Adam Savage, and chemist Hervé This

The Science of Good Cooking

Author: Cook's Illustrated
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781936493463
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Cooking

Master 50 simple concepts to ensure success in the kitchen. Unlock a lifetime of successful cooking with this groundbreaking new volume from the editors of Cook's Illustrated, the magazine that put food science on the map. Organized around 50 core principles our test cooks use to develop foolproof recipes, The Science of Good Cooking is a radical new approach to teaching the fundamentals of the kitchen. Fifty unique experiments from the test kitchen bring the science to life, and more than 400 landmark Cook's Illustrated recipes (such as Old-Fashioned Burgers, Classic Mashed Potatoes, andPerfect Chocolate Chip Cookies) illustrate each of the basic principles at work. These experiments range from simple to playful to innovative - showing you why you should fold (versus stir) batter for chewy brownies, why you whip egg whites with sugar, and why the simple addition of salt can make meat juicy. A lifetime of experience isn't the prerequisite for becoming a good cook; knowledge is. Think of this as an owner's manual for your kitchen.

Culinary Reactions

Author: Simon Quellen Field
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781569769607
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Cooking

"When you're cooking, you're a chemist! Every time you follow or modify a recipe you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. In your kitchen you denature proteins, crystallize compounds, react enzymes with substrates, and nurture desired microbial life while suppressing harmful microbes. And unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses. In Culinary Reactions, author Simon Field explores the chemistry behind the recipes you follow every day. How does altering the ratio of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, butter, and water affect how high bread rises? Why is whipped cream made with nitrous oxide rather than the more common carbon dioxide? And why does Hollandaise sauce call for "clarified" butter? This easy-to-follow primer even includes recipes to demonstrate the concepts being discussed, including Whipped Creamsicle Topping (a foam), Cherry Dream Cheese (a protein gel), and Lemonade with Chameleon Eggs (an acid indicator). It even shows you how to extract DNA from a Halloween pumpkin. You'll never look at your graduated cylinders, Bunsen burners, and beakers -- er, measuring cups, stovetop burners, and mixing bowls -- the same way again"--

Real Food Real Good

Author: Michael Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780735232709
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Cooking

Chef Michael Smith keeps cooking real with over 100 simple recipes packed with healthy, wholesome ingredients! Real food is easy to make, delicious and good for you. Michael Smith, a passionate advocate for healthy homemade meals enjoyed around the kitchen table, knows what it takes to keep cooking simple and chock-full of natural, wholesome ingredients. In Real Food, Real Good, Michael shares more than 100 brand-new recipes with ingredients that are great choices for a healthy lifestyle. Real Food, Real Good is a fantastic way to approach everyday cooking—simple, good-for-you food. Full of fresh flavours and whole foods, you’ll feel great starting your morning with dishes like wholesome Coconut Waffles with Lime Mango Yogurt, Veggie Skillet and Ancient Grain Granola Parfaits with Maple Blueberries and Yogurt. Inside you’ll also find plenty of soups, salads and main dishes like Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Soup, Roast Chicken and Kale Hand Pies, Root Vegetable Beef Stew, Zucchini Chia Lasagna and Beefy Lentil Meatloaf. And, best of all, there’s always room for the occasional treat when eating real food, whether it’s Whole Wheat Honey Cookies or Mocha Squares with Dark Chocolate Ganache. Real Food, Real Good includes Michael’s quick and easy strategies, tips and common homemade staples to help you keep your cooking delicious and full of real food every day! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Overwhelming Odds

Author: Susan O'Leary
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780615802473
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This inspirational story is written by Susan and Denny O'Leary, who find themselves inside any parent's worst nightmare. On an ordinary wintry day in a quiet St. Louis suburb, their son John is engulfed by flames after a gasoline explosion. John, just nine years old, critically injured and begging to die, is transported to St. John's hospital where he remains for more than four months, with 98% of his body severely burned. Against all odds, John lives. Along the arduous road to recovery he meets and is helped by a cast of fascinating and sympathetic characters: Jack Buck, announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals; Gino Cavallini, dynamic member of the St. Louis Blues hockey team; Glenn Cunningham, motivational speaker and former Olympic champion; and a host of family, medical providers, friends, and strangers, who share themselves, their talents and their God to help John first survive and eventually thrive. ... John and Beth O'Leary are proud parents of three young boys and live in Webster Groves, Missouri. Because of the poignant response from this book, John has established himself as an international speaker. Each year, John consistently shares his message with over 160 organizations within the fields of healthcare, sales, marketing, financial services and education.

Food Science The Biochemistry of Food Nutrition Student Edition

Author: Sharon Rodgers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078690811
Release Date: 2005-01-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In Food Science: The Biochemistry of Food and Nutrition students learn to use the scientific method as they study the biological and chemical basis of food and nutrition. The text combines scientific principles with real-life applications of food preparation and nutrition. It is taught by the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, a Science teacher, or by the two together. Students will learn to apply scientific principles of food and nutrition as they explore foods and nutrition using basic scientific equipment. Measurement, use of equipment, problem solving, reasoning skills and writing are emphasized. This flexible text format is adaptable to a one or two semester course.

Food on Tap Cooking with Craft Beer

Author: Lori Rice
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781682680773
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Cooking

Discover new ways to savor your favorite beer with 60 traditional and inventive recipes. In the age of craft beer, the varieties seem endless. From floral IPAs to rich porters and stouts, and tart lambic ales to gluten-free options, there is a beer for every taste. Food on Tap is an accessible guide to using these delicious brews to add complex flavor and exciting twists to classic and new recipes such as: Sausage Crusted Helles and Kale Quiche Summer Saison Tomato Bisque Barleywine Beef Short Rib Stew Chocolate Pecan Coconut Porter Cake Beautiful original photography will have your mouth watering, so pour a draft and get ready to cook with beer.

The Geeky Chef Cookbook

Author: Cassandra Reeder
Publisher: Race Point Pub
ISBN: 9781631060496
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Cooking

Contains 50 step-by-step, illustrated recipes for foods seen in sci-fi and fantasy TV, movies, games and books.

Keys to Good Cooking

Author: Harold McGee
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780449015995
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Cooking

A requisite countertop companion for all home chefs, Keys to Good Cooking distils the modern scientific understanding of cooking and translates it into immediately useful information. The book provides simple statements of fact and advice, along with brief explanations that help cooks understand why, and apply that understanding to other situations. Not a cookbook, Keys to Good Cooking is, simply put, a book about how to cook well. A work of astounding scholarship and originality, this is a concise and authoritative guide designed to help home cooks navigate the ever-expanding universe of recipes and ingredients and appliances, and arrive at the promised land of a satisfying dish.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Author: Samin Nosrat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476753836
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Cooking

Whether you've never picked up a knife or you're an accomplished chef, there are only four basic factors that determine how good your food will taste. Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat are the four cardinal directions of cooking, and they will guide you as you choose which ingredients to use and how to cook them, and they will tell you why last minute adjustments will ensure that food tastes exactly as it should. This book will change the way you think about cooking and eating, and help you find your bearings in any kitchen, with any ingredients, while cooking any meal. --

Alton Brown EveryDayCook

Author: Alton Brown
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9781101885727
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Genre: Cooking

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • My name is Alton Brown, and I wrote this book. It’s my first in a few years because I’ve been a little busy with TV stuff and interwebs stuff and live stage show stuff. Sure, I’ve been cooking, but it’s been mostly to feed myself and people in my immediate vicinity—which is really what a cook is supposed to do, right? Well, one day I was sitting around trying to organize my recipes, and I realized that I should put them into a personal collection. One thing led to another, and here’s EveryDayCook. There’s still plenty of science and hopefully some humor in here (my agent says that’s my “wheelhouse”), but unlike in my other books, a lot of attention went into the photos, which were all taken on my iPhone (take that, Instagram) and are suitable for framing. As for the recipes, which are arranged by time of day, they’re pretty darned tasty. Highlights include: • Morning: Buttermilk Lassi, Overnight Coconut Oats, Nitrous Pancakes • Coffee Break: Cold Brew Coffee, Lacquered Bacon, Seedy Date Bars • Noon: Smoky the Meat Loaf, Grilled Cheese Grilled Sandwich, “EnchiLasagna” or “Lasagnalada” • Afternoon: Green Grape Cobbler, Crispy Chickpeas, Savory Greek Yogurt Dip • Evening: Bad Day Bitter Martini, Mussels-O-Miso, Garam Masalmon Steaks • Anytime: The General’s Fried Chicken, Roasted Chile Salsa, Peach Punch Pops • Later: Cider House Fondue, Open Sesame Noodles, Chocapocalypse Cookie So let’s review: 101 recipes with mouthwatering photos, a plethora of useful insights on methods, tools, and ingredients all written by an “award-winning and influential educator and tastemaker.” That last part is from the PR office. Real people don’t talk like that. From the Hardcover edition.

Good Eats 3

Author: Alton Brown
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 158479903X
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Cooking

Television celebrity Alton Brown packs a bounty of information and entertainment between the covers of his new book devoted to everything from pomegranates to pretzels, mincemeat to molasses. Features delicious recipes along with fascinating background.

COOKING LIGHT Mad Delicious

Author: Schroeder, Keith
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 9780848749897
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Cooking

2015 James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner for Focus on Health Discover the delicious science behind healthy cooking! Too often, home cooks with good intentions sacrifice flavor and texture in an attempt to make their favorite recipes healthier. Mad Delicious shows readers how to maximize flavor and texture through 120 new recipes, witty and funny narrative, insight on the nature of ingredients, and a fresh, innovative perspective on the science of cooking with illustrated explanations. The results are mad delicious! Mad Delicious takes the kitchen science genre to the next level: It's not just about chemistry and molecules. Schroeder teaches home cooks about the nature of ingredients, how to maximize texture and flavor with clever cooking techniques (try steaming beef-then soaking it in wine sauce for the most tender steak ever!), smooth moves in the kitchen for better work flow, and how all the sciences-geography, meteorology, chemistry, physics, botany, biology, even human sociology and anthropology-can help home cooks master the science of light cooking. Every recipe is a fun adventure in the kitchen resulting in mad delicious eats: Learn how to cook pasta like risotto for a silky sauce and enjoy Toasted Penne with Chicken Sausage. Other recipes include Lower East Side Brisket, Fish Sticks!, Cocoa-Crusted New York Strip, Georgia Peanut Fried Chicken, Red Sauce Joint Hero Sandwiches, Spicy Crab Fried Rice, Tandoori Chicken, and Bourbon Steamed Peaches.

Kitchen Chemistry

Author: Ted Lister
Publisher:
ISBN: 0854043896
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Science

This resource for schools and colleges demonstrates the role of chemistry in the kitchen and highlights the wide applicability of chemical principles.

What Einstein Didn t Know

Author: Robert L. Wolke
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486492896
Release Date: 2014-05-21
Genre: Science

Presents scientific answers to a series of miscellaneous questions, covering such topics as "Why are bubbles round," "Why are the Earth, Sun, and Moon all spinning," and "How you can tell the temperature by listening to a cricket."