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Cookwise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed


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ISBN13: 9780688102296
ISBN10: 0688102298
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foodieATmindspringcom, July 11, 2013 (view all comments by foodieATmindspringcom)
I agree with the statement that O'Corriher's "CookWise" is easier to follow than McGee's classic, "On Food and Cooking." Her style is closer to McGee than Alton Brown but of the same class, just a different accent. If McGee's incredible thoroughness and deep technical content is a little too hard to follow and Alton seems a little flippant or distracted, this just might be the book for you. I'd put "Ratio" in the same category. Wonderful book and a great buy.
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Lee Middleton, February 4, 2007 (view all comments by Lee Middleton)
I checked this book out at the library and after reading I must own it. I have never read a more concise, informative, readable cookbook before.
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Joel, December 21, 2006 (view all comments by Joel)
An excellent book. Better written and easier to read than McGee (sp?). This plus Madeleine Kamman's book and very little can stump you in the kitchen.
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Corriher, Shirley O.
William Morrow & Company
Corriher, Shirley O.
Corriher, Shirley
by Shirley Corriher
New York :
Methods - Baking
Cooking and Food-Culinary Reference
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1st ed.
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12 x 11.125 in 162.16 oz

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Product details 544 pages Morrow Cookbooks - English 9780688102296 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Part scientist, part cook, and all storyteller, Shirley Corriher gives you the tools you need to 'fiddle' with a recipe. She gives cause and effect of ingredients, techniques, and methods for your culinary science experiments. Whether your dish succeeds or fails, you'll know why.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Truly for the foodie, this book is a wonderful find. Shirley Corriher deconstructs — in an easy-to-understand manner — the science behind our daily cooking endeavors. Ever wish your pie crust was just a bit flakier, or your roast more tender? Corriher explains how our food cooks — or doesn't — and what you can do to achieve the exact final product you desire. I read this book in bed at night from cover to cover (well not all in one night!) — definitely my idea of a real page-turner!

"Synopsis" by , Offering “the hows and whys of successful cooking,” Cookwise, by well-known food writer and culinary sleuth Shirley O. Corriher, tells you how and why things happen in the course of food preparation. The more than 230 outstanding recipes featured not only please the palate, but demonstrate the various roles of ingredients and techniques—making Cookwise an invaluable reference for anyone who has ever wanted to improve on a recipe, make a cake moister, or a roast chicken juicier.
"Synopsis" by , In "CookWise", Shirley Corriher, the "Sherlock Holmes of cooking", reveals the astonishing drama set in motion every time a potato hits hot fat to become a French fry or the oven's heat bakes the outside of a chicken into a caramel crust. "Corriher is a true original--an experienced cook and teacher who also happens to be a trained chemist and a great storyteller".--Harold McGee. 235 recipes. Illustrations. of color photos.
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