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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

2 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Jeff Potter

Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer -- used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it's cooking? Do you want to learn … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Food, Cooking, Geeks
Author: Jeff Potter
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine, Science
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
2 reviews about Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks,...
review by . November 07, 2010
Cooking For Geeks Book - Food Smarts Lead to Creative Cooking
   The better you understand something, the more you can do with it. That is the theory behind Cooking for Geeks, a new book by Jeff Potter. The more you understand food and the science behind it, the better you will be able to improvise with recipes and express your creativity.      You don't actually have to be a geek to love this book. Geeks generally are very curious about how things work and Cooking for Geeks explains the science behind cooking and food. However …
review by . August 17, 2010
I think that 'Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food' is a niche book and the audience is very, very small. Having said that, I really don't know why the book was made. The content is neat, it's a cookbook that goes beyond cooking and tells you more about the hows and whys of the foods you are making from the nerds themselves. The problem is that most of the 'geeks' I have met couldn't care less about all the details and most aren't really interested in cooking in the first …
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