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5.0 out of 5 stars Dont just make food, create food
When you think about geeks, you rarely think about them cooking; most people instantly imagine them with pizzas or crisps, not in front of ovens. Jeff Potter, the author, explains why most geeks are shy of kitchens. Being a geek himself, he explains cooking in software development terms; compiling food, defining vegetable variables, overclocking the oven, and looking at...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
There's a lot of good technical information in there but it takes a lot of finding. Lots of repetitions, lots of interviews with people answering the same questions over and over. If you like a good read, it's for you, if you want to quickly find technical answers to cooking questions, there are better publications.
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4.0 out of 5 stars stolen!, 26 Feb 2014
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I was supposed to be the geek. But my wife, who is an excellent cook, is constantly dipping into my book, finding unusual facts about food chemistry and history - as well as recipes. Inevitably, the contributors vary in the level of their contributors, but I guess there's something for everyone here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 14 Feb 2014
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Absoultely fantastic book as a primer into the world of kitchen science also ideal for sciencey people who need to get into the kitchen more and learn the life skill that is cooking. I've bought 2 of these for gifts and have the e-book on my Kindle.

Whilst there are classic books like McGee on Food and Cooking which is all about the science of ingredients and cooking and the £375 Modernist Cuisine which also throws in history, hygine and recipies into the mix this book covers a lot for quite a lot of the same material quickly as well as giving some rather fun ideas to have some science fun in the kitchen.

As well as giving the answers the book also encourages you to experience the results for yourseld by doing experiments and adjust the levels of ingredients of various recipies so you can create your own perfect mix.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for a Sunday afternoon!, 28 Jan 2014
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My boyfriend loves this book, bought it as a Christmas present, loads of cool tips and tricks. I proof read it first and couldn't put it down for hours!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recipient delighted, 2 Jan 2014
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Bought as Christmas present and loved by the recipient. Lots of useful recipes and comments. Wacky cover design makes it look damaged which was a bit off-putting at first!
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book, 29 Sep 2013
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it's cooking, kitchen tools and more explained in a way an engineer/designer would like to understand what goes on when cooking, and what goes on when things don't work as they were supposed to. It gives you an insight on why things work out in a certain way when cooking and this way helps you realize when and how to use your tools, how certain reactions cook the food and how to get the results you are aiming for. It's not a cook book although some nice recipes are included to help visualize the theory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 22 April 2013
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Great cookery book for food lovers who also love a bit of science. My boyfriend loves cooking and he studies food and nutrition at university so this made an excellent gift for him
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 4 April 2013
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great book to understand the concept of flavours and the all molecular structure behind any recipe,,it comes with some recipes as well.great book to have it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Geek cooking, 31 Mar 2013
This is a great book of ideas for cooking with the risk of freaking out guests. Will be trying a few ideas shortly. Only issue seems to be some issues with the kindle file.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great present for a foodie, 28 Feb 2013
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Bought this as a present for a friend who is very into baking in her free time as well as science, computer games and more geeky humour. She absolutely loved it. It's practical, funny and a great starting point for molecular gastronomy and less traditional cookery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, 31 Jan 2013
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I'm no expert chef but i found this book easy to pick up and read, and reading about the science behind cooking is nice and fun :) great for adults and nerdy kids >12/13
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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food by Jeff Potter (Paperback - 12 Aug 2010)
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