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McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture

McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture (Hardback, New title)

By McGee, Harold

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McGee On Food And Cooking is a masterpiece of gastronomic writing; a rich, addictive blend of chemistry, history and anecdote that no self-respecting foodie or cook can afford to be without. McGee On Food And Cooking renders the everyday miracles of the kitchen wondrous and fasci...nating, shedding light on questions that have puzzled generations of cooks. If you've ever wondered why fish goes off quicker than meat; how to tell stale eggs from fresh ones; why you're supposed to leave pancake batter to rest; how it is that cheese can possibly have so many different permutations of flavour and texture; why chopping onions makes you cry; about the health benefits of chocolate and alcohol; why Jerusalem artichokes make you fart; or even how to avoid poisoning your guests - then this is the book for you. With the enlightenment it brings, you may find yourself emerging from the culinary dark ages. Harold McGee's original On Food And Cooking was acclaimed as a masterpiece on both sides of the Atlantic, and won the 1986 Andre Simon Food Book of the Year. Now completely rewritten for a new generation, reflecting the seismic shifts in science and upsurge in home cooking over the past two decade
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ISBN 9780340831496
Released NZ 1 Jan 2005
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Hardback, New title
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ISBN-13 9780340831496
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton
Released 1 Jan 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By McGee, Harold
Category Cookery / Food & Drink Etc
Number of Pages 896
Dimensions Width: 158mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 58mm
Dewey Code 641.3
Weight 1,620g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Food & Drink: General
ONIX Text General/trade