Author: Jeff Potter
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2015-09-28
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
Author: Alexis Gabriel Aïnouz
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Release Date: 2018-09-06
French Guy Cooking is a YouTube sensation with half a million subscribers. A Frenchman living in Paris, Alex loves to demystify cooking by experimenting with food and cooking methods to take the fear factor out of the kitchen. He wants to make cooking fun and accessible, and he charms his viewers with his geeky approach to food. In this, his debut cookbook, he shares 90 of his absolute favourite recipes, some of which feature step-by-step photography – from amazingly tasty toast and pizza ideas all the way to some classic but super-simple French dishes. Along the way, he offers ingenious kitchen hacks – a cheat's guide to wine, five knives you need in your kitchen, the secret to brilliant ramen – so that anyone can throw together great food without any fuss.
Author: Simon Quellen Field
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: 2011-11-01
"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"--
It’s fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids entertained and engaged. Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families explores the many fun and interesting ways that digital-age parents and kids can get their geek on together. Imaginative ideas for all ages and budgets include thrifty Halloween costumes, homemade lava lamps, hobbit feasts, and magical role-playing games. There are even projects for moms to try when they have a few precious moments alone. With six sections spanning everything from home-science experiments to superheroes, this comprehensive handbook from the editors of Wired.com’s popular GeekMom blog is packed with ideas guaranteed to inspire a love of learning and discovery. Along the way, parents will also find important tips on topics such as determining safe online communities for children, organizing a home learning center, and encouraging girls to love science. Being geeky is all about exploring the world with endless curiosity. Geek Mom is your invitation to introducing the same sense of wonder and imagination to the next generation.
Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Release Date: 2015
"Like a team of kitchen MacGyvers, the test cooks of Cook's Illustrated have hacked their way through the kitchen and beyond to find innovative solutions to everyday cooking challenges. A kitchen hack is an unusual, easier, and/or better way of performing a task that often saves money and time or improves the quality of the outcome. This new book features over 1,000 of our best test kitchen-approved tips and tricks to help you face down kitchen conundrums. Need extra counter space during holiday prep? Place a baking sheet on top of a pulled-out kitchen drawer and voilO! No rolling pin to be found? Pull out a bottle of wine to flatten your pie dough. Can't get that sticky jar open? Fit a rubber band around the lid for a helpful grip. Throughout, you'll find fun and helpful illustrations that guide you every step of the way. Kitchen Hacks also features 22 "how did they do that?" recipes developed in the test kitchen, which we call recipe hacks. These include the keys to making perfect vanilla ice cream without a machine and a simple DIY recipe for eggless mayonnaise with a surprising secret ingredient. Become a more efficient and inventive cook and take your skills to the next level
Believe it or not, there's a lot of inventing going on in the kitchen. Unless you only eat fruits and veggies right off the plant, you are using tools and techniques invented by humans to make food more tasty and easier to digest. When you cook food, you start to break it down into a form your body can absorb. When you add chemicals to make it thicker, gooey-er, or puffy-er, you turn a bunch of boring ingredients into a mouth-watering snack. Edible Inventions: Cooking Hacks and Yummy Recipes You Can Build, Mix, Bake, and Grow will show you some unusual ways to create a meal, and help you invent some of your own. Projects include: 3D printing with food Chemical cuisine and molecular gastronomy Prepared foods like jellies and pickles at home Growing your own ingredients Cooking off the grid
Author: W. J. King (professor.)
Publisher: ASME Press
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics
This fully revised and updated edition of the 1944 classic serves as a crucial compilation of "house rules", or as a professional code. It addresses three areas: what the beginner needs to learn at once; "laws" relating chiefly to engineering executives; and purely personal considerations for engineers. Packed with contemporary examples, this new volume is a must for anyone entering the engineering field or for practicing engineers who are interested in improving their professional effectiveness.
Author: Darya Pino Rose
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Health & Fitness
In Foodist, Darya Pino Rose, a neuroscientist, food writer, and the creator of SummerTomato.com, delivers a savvy, practical guide to ending the diet cycle and discovering lasting weight-loss through the love of food and the fundamentals of science. A foodist simply has a different way of looking at food, and makes decisions with a clear understanding of how to optimize health and happiness. Foodist is a new approach to healthy eating that focuses on what you like to eat, rather than what you should or shouldn’t eat, while teaching you how to make good decisions, backed up by an understanding of what it means to live a healthy lifestyle. Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting is filled with tips on food shopping, food prep, cooking, and how to pick the right restaurants and make smart menu choices.
In The Bulletproof Diet, Dave Asprey turned conventional diet wisdom on its head, outlining the plan responsible for his 100-pound weight loss, which he came to by "biohacking" his body and optimizing every aspect of his health. Asprey urges you to skip breakfast, stop counting calories, eat high levels of healthy saturated fat, work out less, sleep better, and add smart supplements. In doing so, he promises, you'll gain energy, build lean muscle, and watch the pounds melt off--just as he and so many of his devoted followers already have. Bulletproof: The Cookbook picks up where the diet plan leaves off, arming you with 125 recipes to stay bulletproof for life and never get bored. Famous for his butter-laden Bulletproof Coffee, Asprey packs the book with the other delicious, filling meals he uses to maintain his weight loss and sustain his vibrant health.
Author: Ken Denmead
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
The wildly popular DIY dad follows up his instant New York Times bestseller with a fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy. Ken Denmead struck a chord with parents and kids across America with his GeekDad blog on Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad, was on bestseller lists and in its seventh printing just two months after hitting store shelves. With The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun, he keeps the nerdtastic novelties coming, with projects that teach readers how to: •Build homemade robots from scratch •Write and direct simple stop-motion movies •Hack into mechanical toys to add cool electronic twists, and more United by the premise that to really understand science and how something works you must design and build it yourself or remake it better, Geek Parents everywhere will celebrate this latest installment of weekend workshop wonders. Watch a Video
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.
Experts tell us the best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This irresistibe cookbook presents 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. Bursting with color, humor, cute animal characters, and cool facts (Did you know your brain actually shrinks when you’re dehydrated? Drink water, quick!), Help Yourself empowers children to take charge of their own nutrition — for now and for life! Recipes include: fun-to-munch hand-held snacks like Life Boats bright fruit-flavored drinks like Tickled Pink the always-popular things on toast like Leprechaun Tracks salads they will actually eat like Tiger Stripes cozy small meals like Tomato Tornado and sweets like chocolatey Disappearing Dots, because everybody likes candy! Excerpt from the Intro: Since the day you were born, someone has been making you food and serving you meals (that’s the life!). But wait a minute...what’s that on the end of your arm? Why, it’s a hand! And it turns out you need little more than your own two hands and a few ingredients to help yourself to healthy foods...and help the world, while you’re at it! Because from the tip of your nose to the tip of an iceberg, the food we eat affects our bodies, our environment, and even strangers on the other side of the planet. It's amazing but true.
Canada's favourite culinary pair creates a one-of-a-kind cookbook that will be everyone's go-to food and winematching guide Every great dish has a centre of gravity, a flavour or essence that pulls together other ingredients into a coherent and compelling whole. Indian curry spices, fiery Thai chilis, lemony citrus, smoky barbecue rubs--these are all flavours that we adore and that get our taste buds asking for more. Flavour is, quite simply, what makes us passionate about food and drink. At last, here is a cookbook that focuses on this fundamental concept. Organized around eleven distinctive tastes, from spicy to tart to bitter and beyond, The Flavour Principle features more than thirty gorgeous menus with complementary--and sometimes surprising--beverage pairings. Covering flavours from all over the world, this cookbookis a journey around the globe. Modern and eclectic in approach, The Flavour Principle has broad appeal to food and wine lovers. Like A Matter of Taste before it, The Flavour Principle sets a new standard in food-and-beverage pairing cookbooks. .