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I especially appreciate the charts she laid out for “troubleshooting” a recipe. We’ll see how those turn out.

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With emphasis on “some”, alas! In the end I find Cookwise excellent as a reference work and only so-so as a cookbook.

I followed the recipe instead of using my own instincts, so I should have cooked the potatoes until done, checking them myself, instead of going by the time in the recipe. No trivia or quizzes yet. Recently I was cataloging my cookbook collection and the process was making me think about all the different books and why I had them. Apr 02, Jaime rated it it was amazing. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Mar 28, Matthew rated it really liked it.


But there is still good information here that I can apply to good gluten-free baking because success requires understanding the underlying principles and knowing what one is trying to emulate.

Cookwise : the hows and whys of successful cooking

Only the Kitchen Gods know how many ingredients I would have gone on throwing in the garbage had I not discovered this nad and learned how to vet a recipe before even breaking out my bowls. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. The E-mail Address es field is required. I don’t do much baking anymore anyway. But I don’t think Hlws bother with this one again.

Refresh and try again. Most relevant reviews See all 12 reviews. I think there are two ways to anr Remember me on this computer. Mar 06, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: Everyone who cooks needs to be able to spot cooing recipes and save the time, money, and frustration that they cause.


I wish Corriher was my aunt. Food science must still be a developing, investigatory progression. The organization was a bit curious to me – the book clearly opens with bread recipes, then dances around all kinds of random recipes, then ends with rich recipes.

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Maybe more experienced cooks or ones willing to follow all the complicated directions and look for all the special ingredients would turn out some fabulous food, but I do not have the time or patience for that. This time around, I went from being totally impressed to completely overwhelmed in just a few pages. Great information on food science for the non-food scientist.

Advanced Search Find a Library. But this went so far over my head, it was into the stratosphere. There are really only two recipes I have tried in this book that I will make again. This book shows the science behind cooking, which is just what I was looking for!