Curious Cook

food and cooking

A punky, frenetically curious food writer finest recognized for his frequent collaborations with David Chang, Meehan explains early on that his guide’s title is a bit of a joke. “We are acutely aware that Asia’s dimension and complexity are so vast that it is a ridiculous idea to reduce its cuisines—every its own private infinity once you begin to parse areas and subregions and the variations and improvements that individual cooks make use of in their kitchens daily—right down to 101 recipes which are consultant of anything.” The acknowledgment turns into liberating, as Meehan and the workers of Lucky Peach, the food quarterly he edits, run through a best-hits of primarily East Asian favorites. Despite moments of huge-metropolis insiderishness—references to Chang and their chef pals, principally—the guide is welcoming and, because the title guarantees, very straightforward to make use of. Hailed by Time magazine as “a minor masterpiece” when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and skilled cooks worldwide turn for an understanding of where our meals come from, what exactly they’re manufactured from, and the way cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.

Even if you don’t cook dinner and solely hardly ever eat, this is a fascinating e-book. On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook dinner-pleasant kitchen science and helped give delivery to the inventive culinary movement known as “molecular gastronomy.” Though different books have now been written about kitchen science, … Read More