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?

Related: On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee

(Images: Amazon)