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"Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

I recommend the book "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter for anyone interested in the science of cooking. It also has recipes.  I'm about half-way through reading it and am learning alot beyond the basics of things like the Maillard reaction.

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

"Cookwise" and "Bakewise" by Shirley Corriher are also good books that combine science of cooking with recipes.

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

Great to know - I'm teaching a chemistry of food to high school seniors as

an elective starting in the Spring. I'm currently reading "What Einstein

Told His Cook" - it's a little light on the chem, but easy to read with good

info

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

Other great sources are Harold McGee's On food and cooking and the Klymos.org website.  Other sources are the websites for food science deparments in the US.  Oregon State and Penn State have some good resources.

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

I'm using McGee's On Food and Cooking in my Culinary Chemistry class this semester.  It's a fascinating read!  We're starting at the end though with the appendix and the chapter on "food molecules."

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

I would strongly suggest Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking and the Klymos.org website as great sources of information.

Jeff Bohlscheid

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

Thanks, I have the McGee book, Cooking for Geeks and several others

including one that features Heston Blumenthal, who owns and cooks at a

Michelen 3 star resturant in Briton - he loves chem - great stuff

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

Jeffri, the right site is http://blog.khymos.org/, by Martin Lersch, an inorganic chemist.

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

I was also planned to start with moleculesm then taste and flavor, food

safety, issues around food. I only have a trimester, so this is probably too

much on the high school level. There some good info from Monell Center in

Phila, PA.

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Re: "Cooking for Geeks" by Jeff Potter

Oops. Thanks for catching the error.

Jeff Bohlscheid

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