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First edition, 2004. Texto en inglés. The science and love of the kitchen. Texto a dos columnas. Gastronomía. Cocina. Ilustraciones b/n salpicando el texto. Tapa dura de editorial ilustrada con dorados y tela en lomo y sobrecubierta de editorial ilustrada. Como nuevo. Though other books have now been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques.Among the major themes addressed throughout this new edition are:Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food qualityThe great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredientsTips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfullyThe particular substances that give foods their flavors and that give us pleasureOur evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foodsOn Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.

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Jacques Pe pin, author of "Jacques and Julia Cooking at Home" and "The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen" Ethan Beckerauthor of "Joy of Cooking"A truly engaging blend of the science and history of food, with thousands of tips for culinary success. Madeleine Kammanauthor of "The Making of A Cook"Without a doubt, the best existing documentation of the very important and oh so fascinating role played by science in our kitchens and in human nutrition. Bobby Flay, chef-co-owner of Mesa Grill and Bolo and author of "Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill"Harold McGee has once again done the work and research for us all. Any culinary question is now easily answered in "On Food and Cooking." It's virtually the 'tell me why' for adults in the kitchen. Daniel Boulud, chef-owner of Daniel and Cafe BouludI don't think that Harold McGee missed a single detail in this absolutely fascinating anthology of the hows, whys, and wherefores of cooking. This book is a treasure trove of useful facts and unusual information and a must for every cook who possesses an inquiring mind. Cheryl Mendelson, author of "Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House""On Food and Cooking" is the classic that weaves together history, science, and practical advice in mesmerizing (really) discussion of every conceivable topic of interest in the kitchen...Everyone who eats can use this book. It belongs in every home. Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, chefs-owners Border Grills and Ciudad Restaurant We've been referring to Harold McGee's treasure, "On Food and Cooking," since we were prep cooks decades ago and it's recommended reading for anyone who comes to work in our kitchens. We're thrilled to have this update packed with even more 'aha' moments. Mario Batali, chef-owner of Babbo and OttoMcGee's immeasurable knowledge and infinite wisdom has hugely influenced the state of gastronomy. I constantly refer to "On Food and Cooking" and I am thrilled there's more yet to learn from the master of food and science. This book covers topics I have never ever heard of in a comprehensive end all way. Jacques Pepin, author of "Jacques and Julia Cooking at Home" and "The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen"I have used Harold McGee's "On Food and Cooking" for the last two decades whenever I've had questions on the chemistry of food or to understand some aspect of the cooking process. This extraordinary, new, expanded edition will occupy a place of prominence on my bookshelf. Rose Levy Beranbaum, author of "The Pie and Pastry Bible"In his past two tomes Hal McGee's profound scientific knowledge, fueled by intensely focused curiosity, gave us the tools to create new recipes. In this masterful revision he has gone beyond the specifics of how ingredients work to the very nature of the ingredient itself, inspiring us to still greater culinary heights. McGee is indeed our philosopher king of cooking. Shirley O. Corriherauthor of "CookWise"Harold McGee changed our lives with his original "On Food and Cooking." While we knew that many things in cooking worked or didn't work, McGee showed us why. This new edition is the most complete book on food that I have ever seen, and it is easy to read-an inconceivable amount of information made incredibly accessible. "On Food and Cooking" is unique, engrossing reading and a major contribution to great culinary literature. "Harold McGee has once again done the work and research for us all. Any culinary question is now easily answered in "On Food and Cooking," It's virtually the 'tell me why' for adults in the kitchen."-Bobby Flay, chef-co-owner of Mesa Grill and Bolo and author of "Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill" ""On Food and Cooking" is the classic that weaves together history, science, and practical advice in mesmerizing (really) discussion of every conceivable topic of interest in the kitchen...Everyone who eats can use this book. It belongs in every home." - Cheryl Mendelson, author of" Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House" "I have used Harold McGee's "On Food and Cooking" for the last two decades whenever I've had questions on the chemistry of food or to understand some aspect of the cooking process. This extraordinary, new, expanded edition will occupy a place of prominence on my bookshelf." - Jacques Pepin, author of "Jacques and Julia Cooking at Home" and "The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen"" "I have used Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking for the last two decades whenever I've had questions on the chemistry of food or to understand some aspect of the cooking process. This extraordinary, new, expanded edition will occupy a place of prominence on my bookshelf." - Jacques Pepin, author of Jacques and Julia Cooking at Home and The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen "On Food and Cooking is the classic that weaves together history, science, and practical advice in mesmerizing (really) discussion of every conceivable topic of interest in the kitchen...Everyone who eats can use this book. It belongs in every home." - Cheryl Mendelson, author of Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House "McGee's immeasurable knowledge and infinite wisdom has hugely influenced the state of gastronomy. I constantly refer to On Food and Cooking and I am thrilled there's more yet to learn from the master of food and science. This book covers topics I have never ever heard of in a comprehensive end all way." - Mario Batali, chef-owner of Babbo and Otto "Nothing could be more welcome than a revised and expanded verison of Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking. This big, immensely important work, with its breathtaking scope, is the basic resource for anyone who wants to understand the way we grow our food, harvest it, store it, cook it, consume, smell, taste, and even digest it. McGee's sceintific writing is intelligent, lucid, and always to the point -- helping both professionals and serious home cooks understand what happens when they work with food, enabling them to be more enlightened shoppers, cooks, and even eaters. The first edition of On Food and Cooking has been the best selling book in the history of our bookstore. A newer and larger On Food and Cooking is a gift to all who want to know how food works." - Nach Waxman, Owner, Kitchen Arts & Letters "Harold McGee's book is simply a monumental journey merging food and science...and a marvelous read." - Paula Wolfert, author of Mediterranean Cooking "Having the pleasure of working with Harold McGee at The French Laundry kitchen was a dream come true. On Food and Cooking continues to be the most accurate source of information for generations of chefs. A charismatic teacher, Harold is a veritable fountain of information and without peer in our industry. His books are the most worn and dog-eared of my entire collection." -Thomas Keller, chef-owner of The French Laundry and Per Se "A must-have resource for any student of the stove, On Food and Cooking synthesizes details from a wide variety of scientific disciplines and gastronomic traditions, sparking the reader's culinary imagination with every turn of the page. Harold McGee possesses that most rare combination: a scientist's skill and a cook's heart." -Rick Bayless, author of Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen and Mexico One Plate at a Time "Without an understanding of basic food science and practical cooking technique, there can ultimately be no true creativity in the kitchen! Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is the definitive treatise on this subject that both the professional and home cook will absolutely require to move their cooking forward." -Charlie Trotter, chef-owner of Charlie Trotter's "Harold McGee changed our lives with his original On Food and Cooking. While we knew that many things in cooking worked or didn't work, McGee showed us why. This new edition is the most complete book on food that I have ever seen, and it is easy to read-an inconceivable amount of information made incredibly accessible. On Food and Cooking is unique, engrossing reading and a major contribution to great culinary literature." -Shirley O. Corriher, author of CookWise "I know of no chef worth his salt who doesn't keep a copy of Harold McGee's masterwork, On Food and Cooking...Simply put, it is the Rosetta stone of the culinary world...McGee flipped on the science switch, and suddenly there was light. Whereas Julia Child taught "how," McGee explains 'why.'" - Alton Brown, Time Shirley O. Corriherauthor of "CookWise"Harold McGee changed our lives with his original "On Food and Cooking." While we knew that many things in cooking worked or didn't work, McGee showed us why. This new edition is the most complete book on food that I have ever seen, and it is easy to read-an inconceivable amount of information made incredibly accessible. "On Food and Cooking" is unique, engrossing reading and a major contribution to great culinary literature. Madeleine Kammanauthor of "The Making of A Cook"Without a doubt, the best existing documentation of the very important and oh so fascinating role played by science in our kitchens and in human nutrition. Ethan Beckerauthor of "Joy of Cooking"A truly engaging blend of the science and history of food, with thousands of tips for culinary success. Mario Batali, chef-owner of Babbo and OttoMcGee's immeasurable knowledge and infinite wisdom has hugely influenced the state of gastronomy. I constantly refer to "On Food and Cooking" and I am thrilled there's more yet to learn from the master of food and science. This book covers topics I have never ever heard of in a comprehensive end all way.

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An updated twentieth-anniversary edition of the classic culinary reference features ninety percent new material and provides a wealth of kitchen tips, food-preparation techniques, folklore, literary anecdotes, and health information, in a volume that features particular coverage of trends from the p

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