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Food science must still be a developing, investigatory progression. There are really only two recipes I have tried in this book that I will make again. This time around, I went from being totally impressed to completely overwhelmed in just a few pages. Remember me on this computer.

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The one recipe I did try, shallot mashed potatoes with garlic, was a complete disaster. Successtul cooks will value CookWise as a collection of extraordinarily good recipes.

One of my favorite tips was to use vodka for flaky pie crusts. Different people will use CookWise in different ways: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Please enter recipient e-mail address es. One of my favorite all-time books on food. It has a very thorough discussion of baking, whhs doesn’t directly affect me any more as it is based on wheat, a grain I can no longer use. CookWise is a guide to the hows and whys of hoes, the science behind why bread rises or doesn’twhat turns a juicy piece of meat into a tough lump CorriherHardcover great book In other words, put the recipe into the inventory, or throw it out and don’t make it again.


Shirley O Corriher Find more information about: Jan 11, Benjamin Duffy rated it really liked it Shelves: See details for additional description. If you’re a food science geek like me, this is a great reference. Well, I bake bread. Now I enjoy me a good dessert now and then, but everything sucdessful I have tried is too sweet for my taste.

Mar 06, Jennifer rated it it was ok Nad There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If you’ve ever wondered how cakes from scratch go together or what part egg whites and yolks play in a dish, this book is for you. As seen in David Leite’s “Perfection?

Show More Show Less. But this cookingg so far over my head, it was into the stratosphere. Well, actually in this volume there was more reading and less cooking because it is basically about the techniques and materials of cooking and the recipes are designed and arranged to illustrate the points. Children’s Shirley Barber without Modified Item.

There are recipes, but the value of the book is in how it explains the processes of cooking – why foods do what they do when they’re cooked. Lists with This Book. This book isn’t just for home chefs, however; I think it would be a fascinating read for your average science geek.

CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed by Shirley O. Corriher

Open Preview See a Problem? Picture Books for Children Shirley Barber. The organization was a bit curious cokowise me – the book clearly opens with bread recipes, then dances around all kinds of random recipes, then ends with rich recipes.

Jan 18, Kent rated it it was amazing. The more than outstanding recipes featured not only please the palate, but demonstrate the various roles of ingredients and techniques–making Cookwise an invaluable reference for anyone who has ever wanted to improve on a recipe, make a cake moister, or a roast chicken whyd.


Mar 10, Merrideth rated it it was amazing. I followed the recipe instead of howw my own instincts, so I should have cooked the potatoes until done, checking them myself, instead of going by the time in the recipe. Food writers and ths chefs who are developing coooking can find the formulas and tips for successful recipes, Anyone who wants to improve a recipe can use CookWise as a guide.

Apr 02, Jaime rated it it was amazing. Advanced Search Find a Library. To ask other readers questions about CookWiseplease sign up. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. I like to know how things work, but I cook rather simply and I am not a foodie that the recipes seem to cater to.

If you like Alton Brown’s approach to cooking based on science this cook book may be for you. Cookbooks Nonfiction Document Type: I skipped the first two chapters, successvul about baking, because Miriam does the baking in our family.

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CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed

When you know how to estimate the right amount of baking powder, you can tell by looking at the recipe that the cake is overleavened and may fall. As a techical professional her presentation suits me well.

CookWise covers everything from the rise and fall of cakes, through unscrambling the powers of eggs and why red cabbage turns blue during cooking but red peppers don’t, to the essential role of crystals in making fudge.