Books for home cook

Discussion in 'Cookbook Reviews' started by shovi, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. shovi

    shovi

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    Hi all,
    I'm sorry if this subject has been talked about before, I looked at up and didn't find an answer.
    I want to buy a book or two about cooking, not necessary recipes but something which will teach me and will be fun to read. Since I love science I was recommended to buy The Food Lab, but I also heard about The Flavor Bible and The Professional Chef.
    Is there suggestion from the above, or other book, for what book to buy?
    Thank You
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    The professional chef is not what would recommend. For science, try On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee. This is more about ingredients and techniques and the science behind what happens with those things. No recipes to speak of.

    Shirley Coriher wrote Cookwise and Bakewise. These two books are more specific to recipes and the science that makes them work.
     
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  3. scott livesey

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    I would recommend an early edition of "Joy of Cooking" where they go into the why's as well as the how's. the earlier editions also include such essentials as how to prepare a squirrel or possum for supper.