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Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!) - and use a foolproof method that works every time?  

As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don't work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new - but simple - techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (P)2019 Tantor

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Made me re discover my love of cooling. Only thing that could have made it better is if the author was the one narrating .

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  • Carla Nowicki
  • 22-08-2020

Props to the narrator, and amazing book

This book is amazing. I have learned far more than I thought I would by listening to it. I am already a good home cook and spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and its been really good to take my skills up a huge leap by this book. I had this as a hard copy, but gave it away as a gift because I enjoyed it. Having the PDF and audio version is even better I have found. My other kudos go out to the narrator. He made listening to a cook book interesting and exciting. Not something easy to do.

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