Cook, Taste, Learn
How the Evolution of Science Transformed the Art of Cooking
Aims and Scope
- 39 illustrations
- COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Cook, Taste, Learn elegantly intertwines history, chemistry, anthropology, and culinary science to create a captivating guided tour through the arc of human invention. The general scientific advancements feel just as vital to our enjoyment of good food as the evolution of cooking science. An accessible and inspiring contribution to the history of science!
Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human:
Cook, Taste, Learn entertains with a smorgasbord of curious facts, delightful explanations, and fun recipes. What is so special about olive oil? Why use one kind of potato for baking and another for boiling? How does one make scrambled eggs fluffy? Crosby’s history of cooking provides a riveting education for your inner chef.