Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks

An intriguing resource for anyone — geek or not — who believes in experimenting in the kitchen.

$23.99 - $34.99$39.99 USD

The Cooking for Geeks book is perfect if you are not the 'recipe following' type. Are you too innovative? Is your culinary creativity too vast to be confined within the constrains of a recipe? (Or maybe you're more like some of us and you just can't be bothered to measure everything, so you guesstimate.)


Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it's cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish?


Author Jeff Potter has done the cubicle thing, the startup thing, and the entrepreneur thing, and through it all maintained his sanity by cooking for friends. 432 pages.

Initialize your kitchen 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 Play with your food using hydrocolloids and sous vide cooking Gain firsthand insights from interviews with researchers, food scientists, knife experts, chefs, writers, and more, including author Harold McGee, TV personality Adam Savage, chemist Herve This, and xkcd