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McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture

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Author: Mcgee, HaroldBrand: Hodder & StoughtonEdition: Revised and UpdatedBinding: HardcoverNumber Of Pages: 896Release Date: 08-11-2004Details: Product Description McGEE ON FOOD AND COOKING is a masterpiece of gastronomic writing; a rich, addictive blend of chemistry, history and anecdote that no self-respecting foodie or cook can afford to be without.McGEE ON FOOD...

Author: Mcgee, Harold

Brand: Hodder & Stoughton

Edition: Revised and Updated

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 896

Release Date: 08-11-2004

Details: Product Description McGEE ON FOOD AND COOKING is a masterpiece of gastronomic writing; a rich, addictive blend of chemistry, history and anecdote that no self-respecting foodie or cook can afford to be without.McGEE ON FOOD AND COOKING renders the everyday miracles of the kitchen wondrous and fascinating, shedding light on questions that have puzzled generations of cooks. If you've ever wondered why fish goes off quicker than meat; how to tell stale eggs from fresh ones; why you're supposed to leave pancake batter to rest; how it is that cheese can possibly have so many different permutations of flavour and texture; why chopping onions makes you cry; about the health benefits of chocolate and alcohol; why Jerusalem artichokes make you fart; or even how to avoid poisoning your guests - then this is the book for you. With the enlightenment it brings, you may find yourself emerging from the culinary dark ages.Harold McGee's original ON FOOD AND COOKING was acclaimed as a masterpiece on both sides of the Atlantic, and won the 1986 André Simon Food Book of the Year. Now completely rewritten for a new generation, reflecting the seismic shifts in science and upsurge in home cooking over the past two decades, this new book will amaze all those who love food. Review It answers every culinary question. . . This is the definitive, heavyweight reference book for the keen cook. ― Spectator There has been no book like this since Alan Davidson's Oxford Companion to Food, and there a few books so comprehensive, perspicuous or gracefully written on any subject. It is no exaggeration to call it a masterpiece. ― Paul Levy, TLS Dazzling informative. . . . McGee is the father of modern food science and by far the most enjoyable writer to read on the subject. ― Bee Wilson, Sunday Telegraph if you have to buy a present for someone really obsessed with cooking the outstanding choice is a work that is not new and does not contain a single recipe. McGee on Food and Cookery is an expanded version of Harold McGee's classic exploration of science in the kitchen. Not only does he explain how every culinary reaction works, he also explores the history of everything we eat... For the price of a meal, you'll get a lifetime's nutrition. ― Christopher Hirst, Independent He has made the jump from mere author to timeless authority ... the book is quite remarkable in its depth, breadth and clarity. ― Observer Book Description Everything you've ever wanted to know about the science, history and culture of food and cooking, in one encyclopaedic, 896-page reference book From the Inside Flap "Never before has so much information been made so approachable. For anyone remotely interested in food Harold McGee’s brilliant reworking of his original masterpiece must go down as one of the greatest cookery books ever written" Heston Blumenthal "One of the most important books ever written about food, and one of the most enjoyable… McGee has become a godfather figure for all right-thinking chefs and food writers" Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall "A goldmine of information about every ingredient and cooking process, answering all the questions you will ever have about food. Without a single ‘recipe’ in it, I think it’s one of the most important food books ever written" Jamie Oliver About the Author Harold McGee writes about the chemistry of food and cooking, and the science of everyday life. He has worked alongside some of world's most innovative chefs, including Thomas Keller and Heston Blumenthal. He lives with his family in California.

Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 2.4 inches

Languages: English

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