Cook's Science

How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients
Author: THE EDITORS AT COOK'S ILLUSTRA,Guy Crosby
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1940352452
Category: Chemistry
Page: 504
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This companion book to the New York Times best-selling The Science of Good Cooking discusses the science behind 50 ingredients, including pork shoulder, apples and dark chocolate, and performs an original experiment to show how the science works. --Publisher's description.

The Science of Good Cooking


Author: Cook's Illustrated
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1936493462
Category: Cooking
Page: 504
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Master 50 simple concepts to ensure success in the kitchen. Unlock a lifetime of successful cooking with this groundbreaking new volume from the editors of Cook's Illustrated, the magazine that put food science on the map. Organized around 50 core principles our test cooks use to develop foolproof recipes, The Science of Good Cooking is a radical new approach to teaching the fundamentals of the kitchen. Fifty unique experiments from the test kitchen bring the science to life, and more than 400 landmark Cook's Illustrated recipes (such as Old-Fashioned Burgers, Classic Mashed Potatoes, andPerfect Chocolate Chip Cookies) illustrate each of the basic principles at work. These experiments range from simple to playful to innovative - showing you why you should fold (versus stir) batter for chewy brownies, why you whip egg whites with sugar, and why the simple addition of salt can make meat juicy. A lifetime of experience isn't the prerequisite for becoming a good cook; knowledge is. Think of this as an owner's manual for your kitchen.

Bread Illustrated

A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results at Home
Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1940352606
Category: Bread
Page: 432
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In this comprehensive cookbook, America's Test Kitchen breaks down the often intimidating art and science of bread baking, making it easy for anyone to create foolproof, bakery-quality breads at home. Many home cooks find bread baking rewarding but intimidating. In Bread Illustrated, America's Test Kitchen shows bakers of all levels how to make foolproof breads, rolls, flatbreads, and more at home. Each master recipe is presented as a hands-on and reassuring tutorial illustrated with six to 16 full-color step-by-step photos. Organized by level of difficulty to make bread baking less daunting, the book progresses from the simplest recipes for the novice baker to artisan-style loaves, breads that use starters, and more complex project recipes. The recipes cover a wide and exciting range of breads from basics and classics like Easy Sandwich Bread and Fluffy Dinner Rolls to interesting breads from around the world including Lahmacun, Panettone, and Fig and Fennel Bread.

Easy Culinary Science for Better Cooking

Recipes for Everyday Meals Made Easier, Faster and More Delicious
Author: Jessica Gavin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1624144845
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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Simple science is all that's required for transforming dinner from a good dish and making it a great dish. Jessica Gavin, culinary scientist, teaches recipes that help make meals that are better, faster and more delicious any night of the week. This practical and unique cookbook will help take your cooking to the next level by uncovering the science behind cooking great food. Recipes will be infused with Jessica's food science knowledge, and categories include 15-minute recipes, recipes by technique/device (slow cooker, pressure cooker), baking and more. This book will feature 75 recipes and 60 photographs.

Aida Mollenkamp's Keys to the Kitchen

The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook
Author: Aida Mollenkamp
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452101299
Category: Cooking
Page: 448
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Collects more than three hundred recipes as well as a technique primer and how-to information on subjects as wide-ranging as rust removal, throwing a cocktail party, and knife skills.

Kitchen Hacks

How Clever Cooks Get Things Done
Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1940352002
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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"Like a team of kitchen MacGyvers, the test cooks of Cook's Illustrated have hacked their way through the kitchen and beyond to find innovative solutions to everyday cooking challenges. A kitchen hack is an unusual, easier, and/or better way of performing a task that often saves money and time or improves the quality of the outcome. This new book features over 1,000 of our best test kitchen-approved tips and tricks to help you face down kitchen conundrums. Need extra counter space during holiday prep? Place a baking sheet on top of a pulled-out kitchen drawer and voilO! No rolling pin to be found? Pull out a bottle of wine to flatten your pie dough. Can't get that sticky jar open? Fit a rubber band around the lid for a helpful grip. Throughout, you'll find fun and helpful illustrations that guide you every step of the way. Kitchen Hacks also features 22 "how did they do that?" recipes developed in the test kitchen, which we call recipe hacks. These include the keys to making perfect vanilla ice cream without a machine and a simple DIY recipe for eggless mayonnaise with a surprising secret ingredient. Become a more efficient and inventive cook and take your skills to the next level

The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1936493802
Category: Cooking
Page: 822
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A landmark book from the test kitchen that has been teaching America how to cook for 20 years. We launched the America's Test Kitchen Cooking School two years ago to teach home cooks how to cook the test kitchen way, and since then thousands of students have taken our interactive video-based online courses. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook shares the same goal as our online school and brings all our best practices—along with 600 all-time favorite recipes—into one place so that you can become a better, more confident cook. There is no better way to learn than seeing an expert in action, so we've included over 2,500 color photos that bring you into the test kitchen so you can see how to prepare recipes step-by-step. The book starts off with an exhaustive 46-page Cooking Basics chapter that covers everything from what equipment you need (and how to care for it) to test-kitchen tricks for how to make food taste better. Then we move on to cover all the major cooking and baking categories, from meat, poultry, and pasta to breads, cakes, and pies. Illustrated Core Techniques, like how to whip egg whites, roast a chicken, or bake flawless pie dough, focus on the building block recipes everyone should know. Recipe Tutorials that each feature 20-35 color photos then walk readers through recipes that are either more complicated or simply benefit from the visual clues of step photography, like Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken, Sticky Buns with Pecans, and Deep-Dish Apple Pie. Every chapter ends with a library of the test kitchen's all-time favorite recipes, such as Pan-Seared Steaks with Red Wine Pan Sauce, Meatballs and Marinara, Best Vegetarian Chili, Memphis-Style Barbecued Ribs, and New York-Style Cheesecake—more than 600 in total—that will allow home cooks to expand their repertoire. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook is a how-to-cook book that also explains why recipes succeed or fail, which makes it the ideal book for anyone looking to cook better.

Menu Cookbook

Your Guide to Hosting Stress-Free Dinner Parties and Holiday Feasts
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1936493144
Category: Cooking
Page: 344
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Takes all the guesswork out of putting together flavorful and practical menus When you're entertaining, there's no room for failure--you want your food to deliver on taste and presentation--yet you want the recipes to be approachable enough so that you can enjoy the party, too. Menu planning is hard even for very experienced cooks, but with The America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook, we have taken the guesswork out of entertaining. The recipes are built and tested so that they complement each other, and all the logistics have been sorted out. You don't need to worry about oven space or temperature issues--we've done all that for you. And to keep the process stress-free, make-ahead instructions are built into individual recipes as well as each menu's game plan. Want to host a fall dinner party but don't want to get up at the crack of dawn? Try our Rustic Fall Pork Dinner. Simple ham and cheese palmiers made with puff pastry are a sure-to-impress starter, while the main course is an easy but elegant entree and side combo you can make on a sheet pan: roast pork loin with sweet potatoes and cilantro sauce. Tired of stressing out over Thanksgiving? Follow our timelines from start to finish and you'll be sipping a glass of wine along with your guests while the bird roasts. Want to bring the party outdoors? Try our Beat-the-Heat Grilled Shrimp Dinner or Dinner from the Garden. And themed menus like our Tapas Party, Pizza Night, Mexican Fiesta, and more are both fun and manageable. Stumped by appetizers but tired of serving crackers and cheese? You'll find plenty of options here, like our Simple Caramelized Onion Tart with Fig Jam, Blue Cheese, and Prosciutto (store bought pizza dough makes this a snap). Or try our contemporary take on smoked salmon canapes that features an easy creme fraiche dip, potato chips, and sliced smoked salmon. Organized around the seasons with menus that serve eight, plus a special holiday and for-a-crowd chapter, this volume is packed with tips that will help you shop and budget your time, this book is a must-have for anyone who likes to entertain.

The Flavor Matrix

The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes
Author: James Briscione,Brooke Parkhurst
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544809963
Category: COOKING
Page: 320
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A revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor As an instructor at one of the world's top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients. Then he met IBM Watson. Working with the supercomputer to turn big data into delicious recipes, Briscione realized that he (like most chefs) knew next to nothing about why different foods taste good together. That epiphany launched him on a quest to understand the molecular basis of flavor--and it led, in time, toThe Flavor Matrix. A groundbreaking ingredient-pairing guide, The Flavor Matrix shows how science can unlock unheard-of possibilities for combining foods into astonishingly inventive dishes. Briscione distills chemical analyses of different ingredients into easy-to-use infographics, and presents mind-blowing recipes that he's created with them. The result of intensive research and incredible creativity in the kitchen,The Flavor Matrix is a must-have for home cooks and professional chefs alike: the only flavor-pairing manual anyone will ever need.

Naturally Sweet

Bake All Your Favorites with 30% to 50% Less Sugar
Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1940352584
Category: Baking
Page: 336
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You've tried taking some of the sugar out of your favorite dessert recipes, often with disastrous results. And using natural sweeteners requires creative techniques and thoughtful solutions. America's Test Kitchen is here to help, with recipes for great-tasting baked goods and desserts that rely on natural, less processed sweeteners.

The Art of French Pastry


Author: Jacquy Pfeiffer,Martha Rose Shulman
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 030795935X
Category: Cooking
Page: 395
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An in-depth reference to the fundamentals of pastry by an award-winning chef featured in the 2009 documentary, Kings of Pastry, instructs readers on the critical role of precision and understanding about how ingredients react in different environments while sharing lighthearted memories from his culinary life.

Cooking for Geeks

Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food
Author: Jeff Potter
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 149192814X
Category: Cooking
Page: 488
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Why do we cook the way we do? Are you the innovative type, used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Do you want to learn to be a better cook or curious about the science behind what happens to food as it cooks? More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why do we bake some things at 350°F/175°C and others at 375°F/190°C? Why is medium-rare steak so popular? And just how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000 F/540 C? Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers to these questions and more, and offers his unique take on recipes -- from the sweet (a patent-violating chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (slow-cooked brisket). This book is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who enjoys cooking or wants to experiment in the kitchen. Discover what type of cook you are and calibrate your tools Learn about the important reactions in cooking, such as protein denaturation, Maillard reactions, and caramelization, and how they impact the foods we cook Gain firsthand insights from interviews with researchers, food scientists, knife experts, chefs, writers, and more, including author Harold McGee, TV personality Adam Savage, and chemist Hervé This

Kitchen Smarts

Questions and Answers to Boost Your Cooking IQ
Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1940352711
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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In this follow-up to 2014's best-selling Kitchen Hacks, the expert editors at Cook's Illustrated magazine have applied the same creative thinking to a new Q&A-style book. Kitchen Smarts packs together hundreds of definitive, researched, kitchen-tested answers to questions large and small, common and bizarre. There are no dumb questions but there are dumb--and wrong!--answers, we're here to protect you from those and help you become a better, more confident cook.

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2016

Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1940352371
Category: Cooking
Page: 1032
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This newly revised edition of The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook features all 16 seasons (including 2016) of the hit TV show in a lively collection offering more than 1,100 foolproof recipes, dozens of tips and techniques, and our comprehensive shopping guide to test kitchen–approved ingredients and equipment. All your favorites are here—from Coq au Riesling and Tuscan-Style Beef Stew to Whole-Wheat Pancakes, Foolproof New York Cheesecake, and Cherry Clafouti. With this newly revised and updated edition, you’ll have 16 years of great cooking and expertise from America’s most-trusted test kitchen.

Vegan for Everybody

Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between
Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 194035286X
Category: COOKING
Page: 328
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Veganism is going mainstream. The benefits of consuming fewer animal products appear frequently in the news, and public figures and celebrities have openly embraced the tenets of a vegan diet, bringing it further into the food consciences of baby boomers, millennials, and postmillennials alike. Whether exploring a vegan diet for health, environmental, or political reasons, more and more people are looking to get hearty, plant-based meals onto their table. But eating vegan can seem overwhelming- Will it be flavorful? Satisfying? Easy to make? And it's easy to rely on processed foods. America's Test Kitchen addresses head-on what intimidates people- finding great-tasting and filling vegan protein options, cooking without dairy, preparing different whole grains and vegetables, and even baking. With more than 200 vibrant, foolproof recipes including proper day-starters, "cheesy" pizza you'll actually want to eat, filling vegetable-and-grain bowls, new dinner favorites, appetizers, DIY staples, and the ultimate birthday cake, this cookbook has something satisfying for everyone--the committed vegan or simply those looking to freshen up their cooking.

Culinary Reactions

The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking
Author: Simon Quellen Field
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569769605
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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"When you're cooking, you're a chemist! Every time you follow or modify a recipe you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. In your kitchen you denature proteins, crystallize compounds, react enzymes with substrates, and nurture desired microbial life while suppressing harmful microbes. And unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses. In Culinary Reactions, author Simon Field explores the chemistry behind the recipes you follow every day. How does altering the ratio of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, butter, and water affect how high bread rises? Why is whipped cream made with nitrous oxide rather than the more common carbon dioxide? And why does Hollandaise sauce call for "clarified" butter? This easy-to-follow primer even includes recipes to demonstrate the concepts being discussed, including Whipped Creamsicle Topping (a foam), Cherry Dream Cheese (a protein gel), and Lemonade with Chameleon Eggs (an acid indicator). It even shows you how to extract DNA from a Halloween pumpkin. You'll never look at your graduated cylinders, Bunsen burners, and beakers -- er, measuring cups, stovetop burners, and mixing bowls -- the same way again"--

The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book


Author: Cook's Illustrated
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1940352142
Category: Cooking
Page: 504
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Eminently practical and truly trustworthy, The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book is the only resource you’ll need for great results every time you cook meat. Whether you have burgers, steak, ribs, or roast chicken on the menu shopping for and cooking meat can be confusing, and mistakes can be costly. After 20-plus years of purchasing and cooking beef, pork, lamb, veal, chicken, and turkey, the editors of Cook’s Illustrated understand that preparing meat doesn’t start at the stove it starts at the store. The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book begins with a 27-page master class in meat cookery, which covers shopping (what’s the difference between natural and organic labels?), storing (just how long should you really refrigerate meat and does the duration vary if the meat is cooked or raw?), and seasoning meat (marinating, salting, and brining). Matching cut to cooking method is another key to success, so our guide includes fully illustrated pages devoted to all of the major cooking methods: sautéing, pan-searing, pan-roasting, roasting, grilling, barbecuing, and more. We identify the best cuts for these methods and explain point by point how and why you should follow our steps and what may happen if you don’t. 425 Bulletproof and rigorously tested recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry provide plenty of options for everyday meals and special occasion dinners and you’ll learn new and better ways to cook favorites such as Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Steak, Juicy Pub-Style Burgers, Weeknight Roast Chicken, Barbecued Pulled Pork, and more. The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book also includes equipment recommendations (what should you look for in a good roasting pan and is it worth spending extra bucks on a pricey nonstick skillet?). In addition, hundreds of step-by-step illustrations guide you through our core techniques so whether you’re slicing a chicken breast into cutlets or getting ready to carve prime rib the Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book covers all the bases

Hot Sour Salty Sweet

A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia
Author: Jeffrey Alford,Naomi Duguid
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579655645
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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Luminous at dawn and dusk, the Mekong is a river road, a vibrant artery that defines a vast and fascinating region. Here, along the world's tenth largest river, which rises in Tibet and joins the sea in Vietnam, traditions mingle and exquisite food prevails. Award-winning authors Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid followed the river south, as it flows through the mountain gorges of southern China, to Burma and into Laos and Thailand. For a while the right bank of the river is in Thailand, but then it becomes solely Lao on its way to Cambodia. Only after three thousand miles does it finally enter Vietnam and then the South China Sea. It was during their travels that Alford and Duguid—who ate traditional foods in villages and small towns and learned techniques and ingredients from cooks and market vendors—came to realize that the local cuisines, like those of the Mediterranean, share a distinctive culinary approach: Each cuisine balances, with grace and style, the regional flavor quartet of hot, sour, salty, and sweet. This book, aptly titled, is the result of their journeys. Like Alford and Duguid's two previous works, Flatbreads and Flavors ("a certifiable publishing event" —Vogue) and Seductions of Rice ("simply stunning"—The New York Times), this book is a glorious combination of travel and taste, presenting enticing recipes in "an odyssey rich in travel anecdote" (National Geographic Traveler). The book's more than 175 recipes for spicy salsas, welcoming soups, grilled meat salads, and exotic desserts are accompanied by evocative stories about places and people. The recipes and stories are gorgeously illustrated throughout with more than 150 full-color food and travel photographs. In each chapter, from Salsas to Street Foods, Noodles to Desserts, dishes from different cuisines within the region appear side by side: A hearty Lao chicken soup is next to a Vietnamese ginger-chicken soup; a Thai vegetable stir-fry comes after spicy stir-fried potatoes from southwest China. The book invites a flexible approach to cooking and eating, for dishes from different places can be happily served and eaten together: Thai Grilled Chicken with Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce pairs beautifully with Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad and Lao sticky rice. North Americans have come to love Southeast Asian food for its bright, fresh flavors. But beyond the dishes themselves, one of the most attractive aspects of Southeast Asian food is the life that surrounds it. In Southeast Asia, people eat for joy. The palate is wildly eclectic, proudly unrestrained. In Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet, at last this great culinary region is celebrated with all the passion, color, and life that it deserves.

The Poké Cookbook

The Freshest Way to Eat Fish
Author: Martha Cheng
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0451498062
Category: COOKING
Page: 96
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"Pokae has hit the mainland! Meaning "to slice or cut" in Hawaiian, pokae is pieces of raw ahi marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil and topped with seaweed. The dish has a long history in Hawaii: It originated as simple sustenance, the raw fish just a way to eat and live on an island. But it has survived many decades, influenced by different chefs' creativity over time. Today this classic can be made with almost anything as its base--think salmon or beets--and with a multitude of different seasonings, mix-ins, and serving options. Now, Hawaiian food writer and professional cook Martha Cheng gives a fresh take on this casual, savory dish that's supereasy to make. A gateway to Hawaiian food and a new spin on ever-popular Asian cuisine, The Pokae cookbook will be at home in any kitchen"--

The Breath of a Wok

Unlocking the Spirit of Chinese Wok Cooking Throug
Author: Grace Young,Alan Richardson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476740240
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Award-winning author Grace Young celebrates and demystifies the art of wok cooking for the Western home cook. Young’s fascination with wok cooking began in San Francisco’s Chinatown, where her father taught her to appreciate wok hay, the elusive and prized taste that food achieves when cooked in a wok. As an adult, her quest to reproduce that extraordinary taste sent her on a journey through America, Hong Kong, and China, where she gathered stories, recipes, and advice from home cooks, professional chefs, and culinary teachers. The result is not just a cookbook but a unique documentation of a way of life: wok cooking is not just about recipes, but about cultivating and cooking with all the senses, and about perpetuating one of the world’s oldest culinary traditions. Beginning with the selection, seasoning, and care of a wok, Young elucidates the secrets of wok hay and offers 120 recipes ranging from simple to complex, including favorites like Kung Pao Chicken and Moo Shoo Pork as well as unusual dishes like Tofu with Cilantro Relish and Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce. Young also offers menu suggestions for family-style meals and Chinese New Year celebrations, plus a comprehensive glossary and resource list. Illustrated with 150 photographs by acclaimed photographer Alan Richardson, The Breath of a Wok is an extraordinary culinary adventure.