On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

Author: Harold McGee
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by bhntr3   2020-07-07
If you're curious enough to read a 900 page book containing very accurate information about the specific processes that occur when preparing most foods then On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee[0] is the book for you. It's not for everyone but I give you my guarantee as an internet stranger that you'll love it.

[0] https://www.amazon.com/Food-Cooking-Science-Lore-Kitchen/dp/...

by LordPhartsalot   2019-11-17

Harold McGee's book "On Food and Cooking", has great explanations of the science behind foods and cooking techniques.


by MRJasonJones   2019-11-17

Cooked and In defence of Food, by by Michael Pollan, both on Netflix as I recall

Also, the best resource is this book Amazon Link

by magidowergosum   2019-07-21

I suggest saving your money on these three books and going straight to the source.


Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking

by Strozza   2019-07-21

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee is a fantastic resource for learning the "why," the science and the history behind a lot of what goes on with food.

by Lovich604   2019-07-21

" On food and cooking" has always been my go to. Was a must read in culinary school . Still look through it for fun when trying new styles.

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen https://www.amazon.com/dp/0684800012/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_H8gICb24724M3

by Creationer   2019-05-27
Understanding the science behind cooking is also beneficial:


You can also use a microwave to do things like cooking potatoes.

by Duplo_Apocalypse   2018-11-10

On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee

by hcir614   2018-11-10

Harold McGhee has a great book that talks all about the science of cooking.


by LordPhartsalot   2018-11-10

Came here just to recommend the same book. Harold McGee is great at explaining the science behind all sorts of cooking techniques and food questions. Amazon has it here: [https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0684800012)

by ChefGuru   2017-08-19

I might also suggest On Food & Cooking as a more advanced book.