By Jeff Potter
Are you the leading edge variety, the prepare dinner who marches to another drummer -- used to expressing your creativity rather than simply following recipes? Are you curious about the technology in the back of what occurs to foodstuff whereas it's cooking? do you need to profit what makes a recipe paintings so that you can improvise and create your personal targeted dish?
More than simply a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your interest to discovery, proposal, and invention within the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so well known? Why will we bake a few issues at 350 F/175 C and others at 375 F/190 C? and the way fast does a pizza cook dinner if we overclock an oven to 1,000 F/540 C? writer and cooking geek Jeff Potter presents the solutions and provides a distinct tackle recipes -- from the candy (a "mean" chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (duck confit sugo).
This ebook is a superb and exciting source for someone who desires to scan with cooking, no matter if you don't think about your self a geek.
• Initialize your kitchen and calibrate your instruments
• find out about the real reactions in cooking, equivalent to protein denaturation, Maillard reactions, and caramelization, and the way they influence the meals we cook dinner
• Play along with your foodstuff utilizing hydrocolloids and sous vide cooking
• achieve firsthand insights from interviews with researchers, meals scientists, knife specialists, cooks, writers, and extra, together with writer Harold McGee, television character Adam Savage, chemist Hervé This, and xkcd
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Leftover cake scraps or bread can be turned into bread pudding. Sandwiches are a great vehicle for odds and ends. Using dinner leftovers for breakfast can be a huge, untapped resource for creativity as well. A slice of pizza can be turned into a breakfast pizza Cooking for One 33 by cracking an egg on top and putting it under the broiler for a few minutes. Next time you’re in the kitchen, open the fridge door and scrounge around for leftovers, doing your best to see past the functional fixedness that we talked about earlier.
That’s it. People today . are kind of freaked out by making that, but obviously back in the day, 112 . characters was enough to explain stuff. RT @cookbook… Hummus: soak c dry chickpea 8h. Replace h2o; simmer3h@low. Drain. Puree/season to taste+13/ c tahini&lem&olvoil/½t garlic&salt/cayenne. Chill. Maureen Evans posts recipes on Twitter (@cookbook) limited to the length of a single tweet (140 characters). See her book Eat Tweet (Artisan) for more recipes. How did you come up with the idea to tweet recipes?
Think Like a Hacker 17 for some ingredients, especially seasoning ingredients such as salt, lemon juice, vinegar, and hot sauce. There’s some evidence that some of these preferences are actually a matter of biological differences between the way different people taste, as discussed in Chapter 3. = g(f(x)) Translation? Order of operations is important! ” The former calls for 3 tablespoons of chocolate that are then chopped up (taking up more than 3 tablespoons), whereas the latter refers to a measure of chocolate that has already been chopped.