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CookWise is a different kind of cookbook. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a ckoking or existing list; or delete some items. Corriher, tells you how and why things happen in the course of food preparation.

Cancel Cookdise your password? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As seen in David Leite’s “Perfection? Jan 11, Benjamin Duffy rated it really liked it Shelves: I also used her advice when hard boiling eggs for Easter egg dying.

This ot a cookbook you can read for the entertainment value, but it’s all about the food. Advanced Search Find a Library. Mar 10, Merrideth rated it it was amazing.

With emphasis on “some”, alas! If you’re a food science geek like me, this is a great reference.

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Sucxessful Condition Any Condition. Knowing why things work the way they do frees a cook to experiment more and gives one great things to talk about at cocktail parties when the topic of polygamy is exhausted ok that’s unique to me. You may send this item to up to five recipients.


This little bit of science in everyday successfjl indicates which steps or ingredients are vital and cannot be omitted without consequences. There are over outstanding recipes — from Snapper Fingers with Smoked Pepper Tartar Sauce to Chocolate Stonehenge Slabs with Cappuccino Mousse — but here each recipe serves not only to please the palate but to demonstrate the roles of ingredients and techniques.

Aug 12, Gregsamsa rated it it was amazing. One of my favorite all-time books on food.

CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed by Shirley O. Corriher

Corriher, tells you how and why things happen in the course of food preparation. Cooking is a science, and she reveals the basics in this textbook for working with what you have, and knowing why something turned out the way it did. The best part about this book–for me–is that it discusses, with text and hand-drawn descriptive images–no photographs–the chemical reactions, interactions and their associations within the human body of some of the different food products.

In the end I find Cookwise excellent as a reference work and only so-so as a cookbook. Only the Kitchen Gods know how many ingredients I would have gone on throwing in the garbage had I not discovered this book and learned how to vet a recipe before even breaking out my bowls.

Then we got into the importance of adding a little crushed ice to the batter for some reason and a little malt barely syrup and something else, and on and on and on.

Cookwise : the hows and whys of successful cooking

No trivia or quizzes yet. That being said, I bet this would be a great book for the people in your life who really love cooking.


However, I don’t know how much of this knowledge I’ll retain there is a lot of information in this book, which isn’t a bad thing. If you’re the type to cook by eye and taste and smell, this is the kind of cookbook you want to read. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. And I am not convinced that adding more sugar and starch to food to make up for fat and flavor is all that healthy of a choice either.

It’s a kitchen companion and up there with “On Food and Cooking”. As a techical professional her presentation shys me well. One of my favorite tips was to use vodka for flaky pie crusts. As someone who would rather learn underlying principles and then be shooed out the door than master recipes by wyhs, this dense volume is right up my alley. The value of this book is that Wys explains what happens chemistry-wise to your food when you cook it.

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I was not let down. It also has fun charts with the same recipe using different sorts of the same ingredient like butter, shortening, oil, lard so you can play lab at home for the sole purpose of inspecting the different ways the recipe turns out and not at snd as an excuse to make lots of chocolate chip cookies. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.