If you need a birthday present idea or being a Geek, you want to learn more about cooking and what we eat then check out the second edition of Cooking for Geeks. The second edition has just been released after the first edition did very well. It has received praise from many in the media as well. Check out the press release below and then head over to Jeff Porter’s website. The book is $39.99.
More than just a cookbook, COOKING FOR GEEKS 2ND EDITION (O’Reilly Media; October 2015; Paperback; $39.99) by Jeff Potter applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C? Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers and offers a unique take on recipes — from the sweet (a “mean” chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (duck confit sugo). For foodies who love to read, you’ll find new interviews with chefs and culinary pros. These new interviews bring in a practical side of the science.
COOKING FOR GEEKS 2nd EDITION also adds in a new feature that parents and teachers alike have clamored for in his first edition: fun food-based science labs. Many educators are finding food to be a fantastic way of relating science to learners: we all have a relationship with food, plus the supplies for such labs are easy to get, cheap, and non-toxic. Even if you’re not working with learners, you can read the labs included to learn great tips about how things work in the kitchen.
Finally, COOKING FOR GEEKS 2nd EDITION updated the science where Jeff Potter, author of regular contributor to NPR’s “Science Friday,” learned new things and “upgraded” the recipes, adding new ones—like his amazing crunchy AND chewy chocolate chip cookies–and tweaking existing ones, to make them approachable and fun for all levels of cooks. As before, the recipes are examples of the science, but many of them are also easy, everyday meals.
COOKING FOR GEEKS 2nd EDITION is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who wants to experiment with cooking, even if you don’t consider yourself a geek. An educational and highly useful book COOKING FOR GEEKS 2nd EDITION shows the hacker and maker communities how to bring science into the kitchen. From scientists and cooks to programmers and parents, if you want to experiment with food the way one could tinker with technology COOKING FOR GEEKS 2nd EDITION allows you to test new food creations by applying the same technical approach used to debug software or hack hardware. Whether or not you know how to cook, this book helps readers discover a new method to cooking through experiments that let them see the algorithms behind recipes.