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DeannaS's picture

I should know this, but I can't come up with it - who's the person that wrote the book about the science and chemistry of food - why things work they way they do and such? It's right on the tip of my tongue and I can't come up with it. Argh.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

Gretchen's picture

(post #62852, reply #1 of 17)

Harold McGee?

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DeannaS's picture

(post #62852, reply #4 of 17)

Harold McGee - that's the one! Thanks. And, the library even has one of his books in. (I'm going on a business trip next week and I need some good reading material.)

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

Wolvie's picture

(post #62852, reply #2 of 17)

are you talking about Shirley Corriher? Cookwise?

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DeannaS's picture

(post #62852, reply #5 of 17)

Okay, Cookwise is also available at the library. Which would make for better "I have a 4 hour layover in the airport" reading?

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

Gretchen's picture

(post #62852, reply #6 of 17)

I have McGee's book. It is pretty heavy on science nits and grits. I think Shirley might be more "readable".

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DeannaS's picture

(post #62852, reply #7 of 17)

Okey doke. We'll see if I can find a chance to sneak away and get to the library today. I picked up some fiction books the other day, but I'm not sure I'm happy with either of my choices.

I need some sort of pocket guide to cool authors, because I can never remember any of the recommendations people have given me when I'm at the library. I'm there every week, and I'm GREAT at picking out books for my 4 year old, though. ;)

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

Wolvie's picture

(post #62852, reply #8 of 17)

Cookwise.


McGee is, as Gretchen says, much more technical. :-)


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Jean's picture

(post #62852, reply #9 of 17)

Then there is What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert Wolke. Very readable.



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Adele's picture

(post #62852, reply #10 of 17)

I read the first one and keep the second in my car for appointment waits.  Very interesting reading.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

DeannaS's picture

(post #62852, reply #11 of 17)

Also available. I see a trip to the library somewhere in my day today.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

Astrid's picture

(post #62852, reply #16 of 17)

I re-read The Egg and I , by Betty Mac Donald ,over the Memorial Day weekend. It still is one of my all time favorite books and kept me happy very nicely. The only trouble might be breaking into close to hysterical laughter while reading it in public.

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DeannaS's picture

(post #62852, reply #17 of 17)

Well, that would be one issue. The other would be that I went to the library on my way home today. But, I'll file that suggestion away for another time. Thanks!

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

Rich02's picture

(post #62852, reply #12 of 17)

I also enjoyed that Einstein Told== but it gives some misinformation ie unsalting with potatoes.  Rich

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Jean's picture

(post #62852, reply #13 of 17)

Ummm, read ppg 58 to 63 over again. His conclusion is the only way to rescue overly salted soup and stew is to dilute it with unsalted soup or stew.



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Rich02's picture

(post #62852, reply #14 of 17)

I have had some success with raw potatoes but maybe I was lucky and used the proper potatoes by mistake.  Trouble is- I don't remember which ones I used.  Rich

It's not what you say or what you do- it's how you make people feel

We did what we did when we knew what we knew, now that we know better, we should do the better thing.   Maya Angelou

Jean's picture

(post #62852, reply #15 of 17)

You haven't read it again have you.  Just because the potato tastes salty, doesn't mean the broth is less salty. It won't be less salty until you add more water--dilute it.



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MadMom's picture

(post #62852, reply #3 of 17)

Shirley Corriher?  Herve This?



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