[Sca-cooks] Cooking for Geeks was food trends

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Aug 6 12:03:15 PDT 2010

Speaking of new food trends, here's a new book on the topic.
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food, by Jeff  
Are you interested in the science behind what happens to the food in  
your kitchen? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can  
improvise instead of simply following a set of instructions?  More  
than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to  
discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. It's an  
excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who wants to experiment  
with cooking, even if you don't consider yourself a geek.

It's out this week. You can see it on Amazon.
Or you can browse the contents here


website is here

I just heard him on NPR Science Friday
August 6, 2010
In Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food,  
software engineer Jeff Potter discusses using the hacker mindset in  
the kitchen, from cooking salmon in the dishwasher to a warranty- 
voiding experiment on his oven to get the scorching temperatures  
necessary for perfect pizza crust. Story can be listened to after 6PM  
today if you miss the broadcast.


Sounds like fun


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