Discover How a Pinch of Curiosity Can Improve Your Cooking
by Anne Gardiner and Sue Wilson with the Exploratorium.
To become more creative in the kitchen, you need to learn what roles different ingredients and techniques play in recipes. The Inquisitive Cook provides this fundamental understanding, giving you the tools you need to modify and improve recipes, and to avoid (or recover from) cooking disasters. In this book, you'll discover:
Why stirring muffin batter too much makes for tough muffins
Why you always saute onions before putting them in spaghetti sauce
How you can salvage overbeaten egg whites, rescue curdled hollandaise sauce, and store greens so that they stay crisp
The Inquisitive Cook is filled with tasty experiments that you can try in your own kitchen. Bake a custard and discover what makes some egg dishes rubbery and others tender. Caramelize sugar and observe its chemical changes--while making delicious pralines almonds.
--from Owl Books
Owl Books, 1998, 151 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", paperback
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