Q: I am looking for a great cookbook that explains different cooking methods as well as the science behind why certain things are prepared a certain way. If it would also explain why certain ingredients work better than other in certain recipes I'd be over the moon. Any suggestions?
Sent by Mary
Editor: Mary, Shirley O. Corriher has written some user-friendly cookbooks that explain the science behind the recipes. We reviewed BakeWise, her baking cookbook, but if you are looking for a more general cookbook, CookWise may be the best choice for you:
→ Find it: CookWise, $23.10 on Amazon
Readers, do you have any suggestions for cookbooks that explain the science behind recipes?
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