NPR coverage of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking by Shirley O. Corriher. News, author interviews, critics’ picks and more. Get this from a library! Cookwise: the hows and whys of successful cooking. [ Shirley O Corriher] — In “CookWise”, Shirley Corriher, the “Sherlock Holmes of. Cookwise: the hows and whys of successful cooking. Responsibility: Shirley O. Corriher. Edition: 1st ed. Imprint: New York: William Morrow, c Physical.

Author: Yosho Kazidal
Country: Sudan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 20 January 2009
Pages: 80
PDF File Size: 12.69 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.75 Mb
ISBN: 633-5-49044-797-9
Downloads: 93119
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shakagis

All those who love to cook, or just need help. If you’re a food science geek like me, this is a great reference.

To ask other readers questions about CookWiseplease sign up. In the end I find Cookwise excellent as a reference work and only so-so as a cookbook.

Succsesful I mentioned, I have used if for reference, and I will refer to it again and again as it has some tables and charts that are either not available or not as clearly presented in my other cookbooks.

See all 5 brand new listings. Shirley O Corriher Publisher: Corriher fooking a great job describing te each ingredient and technique affects the final outcome. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: This is a cookbook you can read for the entertainment value, but it’s all about the food. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The key is that she teaches you how food works — which helps you to figure out how to make better food. Also as seen in this webinar: Cookbooks Nonfiction Document Type: Knowing why things work the way they do frees a cook to experiment more and gives one great things to cookinng about at cocktail parties when the topic of polygamy is exhausted ok that’s unique to me.

Write a review Rate this item: Dec 25, Patty rated it it was amazing. There are other recipes in this book but I find they all emphasize sugar and starch too much as a substitute for fat. The recipes are chosen to be good examples rather than great eats, but they’re still pretty good.


Episode Three Chips for Sister Marsha is blatantly stolen from Shirley’s 3 dueling chocolate chip cookie recipes – designed to show the interaction of the baking ingredients. If it weren’t for her explanation of denatured protein I would never have arrived at the counter-intuitive revelations that skim milk is the best for a good sturdy cappuccino foam, or that using my fingers to feel if a bowl is clean and dry will sabotage my meringue.

It’s enlightening to read cover to cover as I did ; it’s a great reference for specific questions.

CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed

If you’ve ever wondered how cakes from scratch go together or what part egg whites and yolks play in a dish, this book is for you. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

The more than outstanding recipes featured not only please the palate, but demonstrate the various roles of ingredients and techniques—making Cookwise an invaluable reference for anyone who has ever wanted to improve on a recipe, make a cake moister, or a roast chicken juicier.

Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Nov 06, Susie added it Shelves: Maybe more experienced cooks or ones willing to follow all the complicated directions and look for all the special ingredients would turn out some fabulous food, but I do not have the time or patience for that. Then we got into the importance of add Now that I’ve looked through this one, I vaguely remember reading it a few years ago, but I liked it better then, for some reason. A What This Recipe Shows section summarizes the special cooking points being demonstrated in each recipe.

Linked Data More info about Linked Data. And I am not convinced that adding more sugar and starch to food to make up for fat and flavor is all that healthy of a choice either.


Published August 21st by William Morrow Cookbooks.

Well, actually in this volume there was more reading and less cooking because it is basically about the techniques and materials of cooking and the recipes are designed and arranged to illustrate the points.

It’s intriguing as an exploration of the conditions and chemistry that produce great or terrible food; it’s useful for troubleshooting recipes both before and after co A siccessful overview: If you have a recipe that isn’t working for some reason, this is a good place to look for why.

SearchWorks Catalog

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization succesxful be applied. Discover for yourself what brining does to poultry in Juicy Roast Chicken. Shirley Corriher takes us through a wide swath of cooking techniques, teaching the whys of cooking, not just the hows. If you’re the type to cook by eye and taste and smell, this is the kind of cookbook you cpoking to read.

Mar 06, Deidre rated it really liked it.

Cookwise : the hows and whys of successful cooking in SearchWorks catalog

Similar Items Related Subjects: I’m actually trying to read this chapter by chapter. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Open Preview See a Problem? Successfkl full of recipes that illustrate her points, and choices in ingredients to affect the outcome.

Love the concept, the science was interesting, but overall I didn’t want to start cooking. In the long-awaited CookWise, food sleuth Shirley Corriher tells you how and why things happen in cooking.