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Based on the popular Harvard University and edX course, Science and Cooking explores the scientific basis of why recipes work.

The spectacular culinary creations of modern cuisine are the stuff of countless articles and social media feeds. But to a scientist they are also perfect pedagogical explorations into the basic scientific principles of cooking. In Science and Cooking, Harvard professors Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, and David Weitz bring the classroom to your kitchen to teach the physics and chemistry underlying every recipe.

Why do we knead bread? What determines the temperature at which we cook a steak, or the amount of time our chocolate chip cookies spend in the oven? Science and Cooking answers these questions and more through hands-on experiments and recipes from renowned chefs such as Christina Tosi, Joanne Chang, and Wylie Dufresne.

©2020 Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, and David Weitz (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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This is nothing but someone reading out recipes!

Unlike the excellent pop-sci books eg What Einstein Kept Under his Hat, this has no science or explanations in it.
I’m baffled why anyone would produce this as an audio book.

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