Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer — used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it’s cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish?
More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen.
Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350 F/175 C and others at 375 F/190 C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000 F/540 C?
Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers and offers a unique take on recipes — from the sweet (a “mean” chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (duck confit sugo).
Think of the book as an almanac of sorts, containing recipes, tips, anecdotes, interviews, scientific diversions, experimentations, and trivia. Its 431 pages are jam-packed and guaranteed to satisfy both the head and the tummy. —Dru Lavigne, IT Toolbox
- Best cooking recipes for geeks
- Includes hacks and tips
- Author: Jeff Potter