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I was lucky enough to attend a talk by Harold McGee and he is still just as charming and enthusiastic as he seems in the book. He had so many interesting facts to impart that I wished the talk was three times as long. This section provides activity ideas and resources to strengthen learning around planning to cook, ingredients, cooking for health, hygiene and safety, and cooking. If you’re intimidated by the prospect of preparing a home-cooked meal, it’s important to remember that cooking is not an exact science.
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- Evidence suggests our ancestors began cooking over an open fire over 2 million years ago.
- It’s actually just the milk solids in the butter that give us the flavor, but the butter by weight is only 2% solids.
- Proteins are built of a large number of amino acids linked together and “pushed” into a certain shape upon creation.
For fun, try marinating a chunk of meat in papaya, which contains an enzyme, papain, that acts as a meat tenderizer by hydrolyzing collagen. Under the right conditions—usually, exposure to heat or the right kinds of acids—the native form of collagen denatures, losing its linear structure and untwisting into a random mess. —the molecular arrangement of the atoms making up the protein is such that regions of the protein are electromagnetically repulsed by the polar charge of water.
The Maillard reaction turns foods brown and generates mostly pleasant volatile aromatic compounds. You can thank Maillard reactions for the nice golden-brown color and rich aromas of a Thanksgiving turkey, Fourth of July hamburger, and Sunday brunch bacon. Most people who are cooking at home and trying a new recipe are usually cooking for someone else. And if you screw up in the kitchen, it’s expensive—to ruin a whole thing of food and then you don’t have anything to eat?
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Lay each head on a cutting board with the tentacles extending to the left. Cut the eyes and interior beak off the righthand side of the head. Preground pepper quickly loses its complex aromatic flavors—well before it makes it into your hands—leaving it with just a hot spicy Food & Cooking kick but none of the subtlety of peppercorns. If you’re making jams or jellies, using a low-methoxyl pectin (such as Pomona’s Pectin) removes the variable of sugar concentration. See Tim O’Reilly’s tips for making jam in Chapter 5 in Tim O’Reilly’s Scones and Jam.
I feel i can trust everything he writes and the references at the end of the book are endless. I wish it would have more examples of common mistakes in the kitchen that could be explained by theory. I read the ebook on my Kindle Fire, and there were some issues with the formatting. I hope whoever is in charge of that cleans it up someday. That said, the issues were minor, mostly just chunks of text where they shouldn’t be. I think I am going to be currently reading this for a very very long time.