Revealing the Science of Cooking = Les Secrets De La CasserolePrinted Music - 2007
Founder of molecular gastronomy Hervé This (pronounced teess) is known for his groundbreaking research into the chemistry and physics behind everyday cooking. His work is consulted widely by amateur cooks and professional chefs and has changed the way food is approached and prepared all over the world. A successful meal depends as much on a cook's skilled orchestration of taste, odors, colors, consistencies, and other sensations as on the delicate balance of ingredients. This offers a second helping of his insight into the science of cooking, answering such fundamental questions as what causes vegetables to change color when cooked and how to keep a soufflé from falling. He illuminates abstract concepts with practical advice and concrete examples--for instance, how sautéing in butter chemically alters the molecules of mushrooms--so that cooks of every stripe can thoroughly comprehend the scientific principles of food. --From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2007
Branch Call Number: 641.5 T349K
Characteristics: ix, 220 p. : ill. ; 21 cm