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This review is from: Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food (Paperback)
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.