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Molecular Gastronomy

Author : Hervé This
ISBN : 9780231508070
Genre : Cooking
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Hervé This (pronounced "Teess") is an internationally renowned chemist, a popular French television personality, a bestselling cookbook author, a longtime collaborator with the famed French chef Pierre Gagnaire, and the only person to hold a doctorate in molecular gastronomy, a cutting-edge field he pioneered. Bringing the instruments and experimental techniques of the laboratory into the kitchen, This uses recent research in the chemistry, physics, and biology of food to challenge traditional ideas about cooking and eating. What he discovers will entertain, instruct, and intrigue cooks, gourmets, and scientists alike. Molecular Gastronomy, This's first work to appear in English, is filled with practical tips, provocative suggestions, and penetrating insights. This begins by reexamining and debunking a variety of time-honored rules and dictums about cooking and presents new and improved ways of preparing a variety of dishes from quiches and quenelles to steak and hard-boiled eggs. He goes on to discuss the physiology of flavor and explores how the brain perceives tastes, how chewing affects food, and how the tongue reacts to various stimuli. Examining the molecular properties of bread, ham, foie gras, and champagne, the book analyzes what happens as they are baked, cured, cooked, and chilled. Looking to the future, Herve This imagines new cooking methods and proposes novel dishes. A chocolate mousse without eggs? A flourless chocolate cake baked in the microwave? Molecular Gastronomy explains how to make them. This also shows us how to cook perfect French fries, why a soufflé rises and falls, how long to cool champagne, when to season a steak, the right way to cook pasta, how the shape of a wine glass affects the taste of wine, why chocolate turns white, and how salt modifies tastes.

Molecular Gastronomy At Home

Author : Jozef Youssef
ISBN : 0228100364
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"This book embodies the ultimate crash course for the amateur chef and home cook in preparing food using modern scientific principles... For a reader seeking new and broader culinary horizons just come armed with a dash of patience and a pinch of scientific interest -- the results ought to be astounding." -- Publishers Weekly At one time revolutionary and the sole purview of dedicated expert chefs, molecular gastronomy is well established as a cuisine choice. Food aficionados who want to create it at home can now find equipment and locate the catalyst ingredients, but it's neither a bargain method of cooking nor a quick study. This book shows the most common methods used in molecular gastronomy adapted for the home. Clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs demonstrate each technique so that cooks can practice the unique skills, handle the unusual ingredients and plate the dishes. Most beneficial to home cooks, however, is that should special equipment be unavailable, the author recommends the closest domestic equivalents. Molecular Gastronomy at Home is an outstanding practical introduction to a fascinating and delicious cooking method. It demonstrates how with clear technical guidance, numerous illustrations, achievable recipes and a generous dose of patience, home cooks can take culinary physics out of the lab and into their home kitchen. With the first edition of Molecular Gastronomy at Home sold out, this second edition will be available for a wider audience of cooks who like to explore and learn new skills.

Molecular Gastronomy Scientific Cuisine Demystified

Author : Jose Sanchez
ISBN : 9781118806593
Genre : Cooking
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Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified aims to clarify and explain the fascinating world of molecular gastronomy. It offers the reader crucial knowledge of key ingredients and provides fundamental step-by-step techniques for application. It provides a foundation for experimenting with and, most importantly, understanding new and exciting ingredients and cooking techniques.

Building A Meal

Author : Hervé This
ISBN : 0231144660
Genre : Cooking
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Considering six bistro favorites, Hervâe This isolates the exact chemical properties that tickle our senses and stimulate our appetites. More important, he identifies methods of culinary construction that appeal to our memories, intelligence, and creativity.

Handbook Of Molecular Gastronomy

Author : Christophe Lavelle
ISBN : 1466594780
Genre : Medical
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Modernist Cooking Made Easy Getting Started

Author : Jason Logsdon
ISBN : 1481063316
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 68. 82 MB
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Are you interested in molecular gastronomy and modernist cooking but can't find any accessible information for getting started? Are you looking for an easy to understand introduction to the techniques, ingredients, and recipes of modernist cooking? If you nodded your head "Yes" then this book was written for you! Modernist cooking is quickly gaining popularity in high end restaurants and working its way into home kitchens. However, there has been very little accessible information about the techniques and ingredients used. This book aims to change that by presenting all the information you need to get to get started with modernist cooking and molecular gastronomy. It is all presented in an easy to understand format, along with more than 80 example recipes, that can be applied immediately in your kitchen. Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Getting Started covers popular modernist techniques like foams, gels, and spherification as well as many of the ingredients including agar, xanthan gum, and sodium alginate. There are also more than 80 high quality, black and white photographs providing a visual look at many of the recipes and techniques. What You Get in This Book: An in-depth look at many of the most popular modernist ingredients such as xanthan gum, sodium alginate, carrageenan, and agar agar. A detailed exploration of modernist techniques like spherification, gelling, foaming, thickening, and sous vide. More than 80 recipes for gels, foams, sauces, caviars, airs, syrups, gel noodles and marshmallows. Directions for how to use modernist techniques and ingredients to make your everyday cooking more convenient. More than 400 sous vide time and temperature combinations across 175 cuts of meat, types of fish and vegetables. If you want to get started with modernist cooking then this is the book for you!

A History Of Pacific Northwest Cuisine

Author : Marc Hinton
ISBN : 9781625846587
Genre : History
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With a dash of humor and a sprinkling of recipes, culinarian Marc Hinton chronicles the bounty of the Pacific Northwest from the mastodon meals of the earliest inhabitants to the gastronomic revolution of today. In this lively narrative, learn how Oregon's and Washington's chefs have used the region's natural abundance to create a sumptuous cuisine that is stylish yet simple and how winemakers and brewers have crafted their own rich beverage traditions. From potlatches to Prohibition, seafood to sustainability and Lewis and Clark to James Beard, Hinton traces the events and influences that have shaped the Pacific Northwest's edible past and created a delectable fare that has foodies and enophiles from around the world clamoring for a taste.

Cooking For Geeks

Author : Jeff Potter
ISBN : 9781491928141
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 20. 72 MB
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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

Molecular Gastronomy By Molecule R

Author : Molecule-R Flavors
ISBN : 0992111013
Genre : Cooking
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40 new stunning recipes explained and illustrated with the intelligence and aesthetic beauty that defines the Molecule-R brand. A complete and accessible reference work now paves the way for a democratization of molecular gastronomy!

The Science Of Good Cooking

Author : Cook's Illustrated
ISBN : 9781936493463
Genre : Cooking
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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.

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