What Einstein Told His Cook
Kitchen Science Explained
By (author) Robert L. Wolke
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What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert L. Wolke
Book Description"Wolke, longtime professor of chemistry and author of the Washington Post column Food 101, turns his hand to a Cecil Adams style compendium of questions and answers on food chemistry. Is there really a difference between supermarket and sea salt How is sugar made? Should cooks avoid aluminum pans? Interspersed throughout Wolke's accessible and humorous answers to these and other mysteries are recipes demonstrating scientific principles. There is gravy that avoids lumps and grease; Portuguese Poached Meringue that demonstrates cream of tartar at work; and juicy Salt-Seared Burgers...With its zest for the truth, this book will help cooks learn how to make more intelligent choices." -Publishers Weekly
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393329421
(211mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert L. Wolke
What Einstein Didn't Know, Paperback (June 2014)
From simple (How do magnets work?) to complex (Where does uranium get its energy?), this volume offers intriguing insights into scientific facts. Definitive accounts of workings behind everyday phenomena include related do-it-yourself experiments.
What Einstein Kept Under His Hat, Paperback (July 2012)
"All you have to do is ask 'why' and open to any page. Good luck putting it down." -Alton Brown, host of Good Eats and Iron Chef
What Einstein Told His Cook 2, Hardback (May 2005)
The scientist in the kitchen tells us more about what makes our foods tick.
What Einstein Told His Cook, Hardback (August 2002)» View all books by Robert L. Wolke
Einstein's cook was lucky. But you, too, can have a scientist in your kitchen: Robert L. Wolke.
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Author Biography - Robert L. Wolke
Robert L. Wolke, a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, received his doctorate in chemistry from Cornell University. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife, noted food writer Marlene Parrish.
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