What Einstein Told His Cook

What Einstein Told His Cook

Kitchen Science Explained

Book - 2008
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The chemistry professor columnist for the Washington Post's "Food 101" presents explanations of kitchen mysteries involving food types, temperature, cooking equipment, and food myths.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
ISBN: 9780393329421
0393329429
Branch Call Number: 641.5 WO
Characteristics: xviii, 350 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Parrish, Marlene

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AdrienneC
Jul 28, 2005

Does microwaving a lemon make a difference to the amount of juice you get from it? Will using aluminum cooking pans give you Alzheimer''s Disease later in life? What''s the difference between sea salt, table salt and kosher salt? Author Wolke is a chemistry professor emeritus who has investigated food and kitchen science, debunking myths and explaining the science behind cookery, baking, and even cooking appliances. The writing is witty and entertaining, with a great deal of humour, and language for the non-scientist (sidebars designed for techies delve deeper into scientific principles). Includes recipes.

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