Author(s): Harold McGee
"A vital tool for anyone who loves food and cooking" Heston Blumenthal There's no shortage of recipes available today and Keys to Good Cooking will help you make the most of them by telling you what works, and why. Written by award-winning author Harold McGee, this book acts as a companion to your recipe books, providing answers to all your kitchen questions -- How do I prevent my sauce from separating? At what point should I salt meat? What are the benefits of cooking 'en papillotte'? -- and distils modern scientific understanding of cooking into quick and reliable guidance. Easy-to-use and authoritative, Keys to Good Cooking is a guide to the techniques, ingredients and gadgets with which you turn recipes into delicious meals.
Acclaim for On Food & Cooking": 'If there is one book that any budding domestic or professional cook should buy, this is it.' -- Heston Blumenthal, Guardian 'McGee is the man who transformed most curious people's understanding about food.' -- Guardian Weekend 'All over America, serious cooks have often been heardto utter "TGFM", or its equivalent, "Thank God for Harold McGee". ' -- Vogue
Harold McGee writes about the chemistry of food and cooking, and the science of everyday life. He has worked alongside some of world's most innovative chefs, including Thomas Keller and Heston Blumenthal. He lives with his family in California.