McGee on Food & Cooking

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

Revised and updated Edition

Hardback (08 Nov 2004)

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780340831496
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Pub date:
Edition: Revised and updated Edition
DEWEY: 641.303
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 6582
Number of pages: 884
Weight: 1592g
Height: 235mm
Width: 158mm
Spine width: 58mm