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"Cookwise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed" by S.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: "Cookwise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed" by S. Reply with quote

Anyone own a copy of "Cookwise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed" by Shirley Corriher?

If you do, how is it? Is it worth picking up for a culinary arts beginner?

Link to said book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0688102298/ref=pd_luc_sim_01_01
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not familiar with her book, but she has has some fascinating articles in the New York Times on cooking science. Alton Brown has also had her as a guest on some shows.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject: Good, but more like AB than McGee Reply with quote

I've got a copy and it's a good book, but I'd put it more in the league with Alton Brown's "Food+Heat=Cooking" than McGee's "On food and cooking". It's chatty, with a few decent recipes and some food science thrown in for good measure around each recipe, but it's not the reference book you go back to like McGee.
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