Joined May 6, 2001
Do any of you have Cookwise by Shirley Corriher(sp?)? I've only heard a little about it and would love some more input. TIA
Joined Jan 15, 2001
I have the book and it's great. I enjoy it more for the science and chemical explanations she writes. Easy to understand and she writes quite clearly. I'm not crazy about the recipes, and I've only tried one or two. But it's worth it to keep this book around even if you don't use the recipes.
Joined Nov 15, 2000
I have tried a few of her recipes and I really enjoy them. The beauty of this book is the explanation of the science behind the cooking process. It is a must have book in any kitchen. She really goes into detail to explain why things happen and why things went wrong so you can correct it the next time. I use it for a reference for my class as well as personally.I highly recommend it.
Joined Mar 13, 2001
The science and chemical explanations alone make this book worthwhile!

njoy it!
Joined Apr 30, 2001
Is this the same Shirley who does the food science segments on good eats? I think I would find this book really interesting. Think I could find it at

With a little work, I answered my own question. Shirley Corriher does the spots on Good Eats as well as contributes to Martha Stewart Living, Cook's Illustrated, and lots of other things. Best buys for the book can be found on mysimon.

[ May 23, 2001: Message edited by: nancya ]
Joined Nov 5, 2000's a pretty interesting book. Luckily my library carried a copy. I'm running out of room at home.
Joined Aug 4, 2000
Cookwise is offered in a first and (I think) a second edition. Does anyone know if there are significant differences between both editions? :confused:

[ May 29, 2001: Message edited by: kokopuffs ]
Joined May 11, 2001
The public library (both Main and west branch) carry Cookwise. The main branch has an excellent collection of cookbooks. I noticed that many of them have been donated in memory of a couple of people who must have been chefs or foodies.
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