Before there was Alton Brown, there was Harold McGee. This is a smart, dazzling, fabulously eclectic collection of details about what we eat. From Plato’s views on cooking to electron micrographs of cheese to an outline of how eggs form in a chicken’s body to the history of beer and chocolate, this e-book presents an intoxicating wealth of food data, trivia, and science. Did you understand that the cell walls of mushrooms aren’t made up of cellulose, like crops, but quite of chitin, the carbohydrate-amine complicated that makes up the outer skeletons of bugs? Or that uncooked lima beans contain sugar-cyanide complexes that can shut down your respiratory system?
The cornerstone of a nutritious diet is to eat meals that is as shut as possible to the way in which nature made it. That means replacing processed meals with actual meals each time possible and consuming loads of greens and … Read More