The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

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  • New York Times Bestseller A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color.Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)―and use a foolproof method that works every time?As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new―but simple―techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more. Over 1000 color photographs
  • Author:
    J. Kenji López-Alt
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    EAN:
    9780393081084
    ISBN:
    0393081087
    Label:
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Manufacturer:
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Publisher:
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Studio:
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Title:
    The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
    MPN:
    Over 1000 color photographs
    Item Height:
    10.8 inches
    Item Length:
    8.8 inches
    Item Weight:
    0 pounds
    Item Width:
    1.8 inches
    Languages - Original Language:
    English
    Languages - Published:
    English
    NumberOfItems:
    1
    NumberOfPages:
    960
    Package Height:
    2.5 inches
    Package Length:
    11.4 inches
    Package Weight:
    5.85 pounds
    Package Width:
    10.1 inches
    ProductGroup:
    Book
    ProductTypeName:
    ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate:
    2015-09-21
    ReleaseDate:
    2015-09-21
    PartNumber:
    Over 1000 color photographs

Recent User Reviews

  1. millionsknives
    "Great resource for home cooks (and some pros)"
    5/5,
    Pros - Well illustrated, well explained, thoughtfully laid out
    It's much more than a collection of recipes.  In this book Kenji explains cooking techniques and the science behind them.  Also ingredients and how to find them, how to use them.

    For many recipes, there is a fully illustrated 'knife techniques' section.  ex.  for people who are not pros, it is very useful to explain how to cut up a fennel or any other uncommon or oddly shaped produce.

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