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On Food and Cooking by Harold McGEE pdf free download. This is a revised and expanded second edition of a book that I first published in 1984, twenty long years ago. In 1984, canola oil and the computer mouse and compact discs were all novelties. So was the idea of inviting cooks to explore the biological and chemical insides of foods. It was a time when a book like this really needed an introduction!
This edition is the updated and expanded 20-year anniversary edition, loaded with helpful and instructive illustrations and revised content. This is the bible for those who wish to understand their cooking better.
On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped give birth to the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have now been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques.
The spectacular culinary creations of modern cuisine are the stuff of countless articles and social media feeds. But to a scientist they are also perfect pedagogical explorations into the basic scientific principles of cooking. In Science and Cooking, Harvard professors Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, and David Weitz bring the classroom to your kitchen to teach the physics and chemistry underlying every recipe.
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"Harold McGee changed our lives with his original On Food and Cooking. While we knew that many things in cooking worked or didn't work, McGee showed us why. This new edition is the most complete book on food that I have ever seen, and it is easy to read-an inconceivable amount of information made incredibly accessible. On Food and Cooking is unique, engrossing reading and a major contribution to great culinary literature." -- Shirley O. Corriher, author of CookWise
"Without an understanding of basic food science and practical cooking technique, there can ultimately be no true creativity in the kitchen! Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is the definitive treatise on this subject that both the professional and home cook will absolutely require to move their cooking forward." -- Charlie Trotter, chef-owner of Charlie Trotter's
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A few weeks ago, Tejal Rao contributed the words for a multimedia essay in the New York Times titled "Building a Personal Smell Museum of Los Angeles," which appeared as an online slide show and the back page of the print food section. In it she was kind enough to credit Nose Dive for the idea:
That sentence made me very happy: exactly the nudge I'm hoping the book will give! And the essay as a whole is wonderfully evocative. A neighbor's cooking. A skunk along the road. A store freezer filled with dumplings. Her mask. Smoke. Sage bushes and wet dirt. Guava and jasmine, tar and trash. Now readers are contributing their own personal accounts to a communal collection of significant smells.
But back to Los Angeles: I lived there in the early 1970s and have my own set of half-remembered smells from that smoggy time. I wrote about them in 2016 for the "Los Angeles" issue of the food magazine Lucky Peach, about the flavor of a city and smog in the kitchen, wok hei included. That piece has become hard to find, so here it is.
In May of 1957, Haagen-Smit participated in a conference on food flavors organized by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Food and Container Institute, where the issue was how to preserve military rations indefinitely without destroying their flavor and edibility. He introduced himself by saying:
The kitchens of the world are single rooms where some these forces are at play: food that we make flavorful and pleasing and nutritious is generally a good thing; air that we make flavorful as we prepare that food is generally not, at any scale.
So, it's been a while! I'm very happy to announce that at last I have something to show for these years of near silence. It's a new book, to be published next month, and titled Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells. Of course I write about food and drink, and in 2010 I began a book about flavor: the sensory qualities that make eating and drinking so pleasurable and interesting, and cooking so worth the effort. Long story short, I became especially intrigued by aromas, the most specific of these sensory qualities, and by the way that very different foods can have similar aromas. How is it that Parmesan cheese can suggest pineapple, a raw oyster cucumbers, a corn tortilla chestnut honey? And why is that some foods even evoke inedible things: green tea the smells of the seaside, wine the smells of a horse stable, some cheeses the smells of sweaty feet?
Echoes like these led me to sniff around oceans and barnyards and feet--and then, out of curiosity, around other smells that aren't obviously echoed in foods. I began to savor smells of all kinds the way I savor the flavors of food and drink, paying attention to their particular qualities, and wondering about their backstories. I soon found that smells can be clues to some of the world's otherwise hidden workings. So my book about flavor became a book about the smells of the world, not just the table. And the world is a big place. I had a lot to learn! That's what took ten years.
What an excellent time it is to be a young and hungry chef! Despite many serious challenges, the culinary profession has never been livelier, never more open to fresh ideas and the world's many traditions. Nor has it been more engaged with its broad social and environmental roles. Cooks at all levels are helping to develop ethical and sustainable systems of food production and distribution. Some have become prominent tastemakers and thought leaders beyond the profession. Cooking on the line has its rewards; today more than ever it can be just the start of a richly fulfilling career.
Any young chef keen to explore the larger world of food should know about an unmatched resource for doing just that. The Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery offers the opportunity to connect with food experts and enthusiasts from across the planet, to learn from them and be inspired by them.
The Oxford Symposium is the original international food conference, now in its fourth decade, and by far the most inclusive. Each year two hundred people from two dozen countries gather at the University of Oxford to discuss such broad themes as Food & Communication, Food & Markets, Rejected & Reclaimed Foods, Food & Celebration. The perspectives are diverse: participants include chefs and artists, historians and anthropologists, farmers and biologists. Conversations continue over communal meals prepared by leading chefs, and long afterwards.
In order to make the Symposium experience more accessible to food professionals early in their careers, the Friends of the Oxford Symposium sponsor a program of Young Chef Grants. Awardees receive a free place to attend the Symposium, assistance with travel expenses, and a chance to work in the kitchen alongside such luminaries as Fergus Henderson and Olia Hercules. Past awardees have come from the UK, India, Germany, Kenya, Ukraine, and the US.
In 2019, the subject of the Symposium is Food & Power. Discussions will consider the influence of governments and corporations, the realities of wealth, subsistence, and poverty, hierarchies in the kitchen and on the table, the power of cooking to forge emotion and human connection, and much more.
The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery is the original international food conference, now in its fourth decade, and open to anyone who's interested, professional or amateur, chef or student. I attended my first in 1985. It's impressive not only for the range of subjects and participants and contributions, but also for the convivial communal meals, which nowadays are prepared by guest chefs to illuminate each year's theme. (They've come a long way since 1985!)
The Young Chefs' Grants provide the opportunity for two culinarians early in their careers to attend the Symposium, participate in its discussions, and work with the guest chefs to help prepare dinners and lunches. It's a great way to give your professional life an energizing jolt: to connect with fellow food lovers from all over the world, learn about ingredients and techniques and traditions you've never heard of, and get kitchen experience alongside some of the most knowledgeable chefs of the day.
with contributions expected on a broad range of examples, from lesser cuts of meat and damaged produce to the many forms and fates of food waste, to definitions of edibility and the nature of disgust. This year's Friday night banquet, "A Bold Offal Feast," will be prepared by none other than Fergus Henderson.
The Oxford Symposium is the original international conference for people with a broad interest in food, attended by scholars in different fields, enthusiastic amateurs, writers and chefs. Contributions are invited but not obligatory. The three-day meeting is a convivial event with ideas and information exchanged over great food.
There was absolutely nothing like the Symposium in its early years, when cooking had yet to become a respectable subject for scholarship of any kind. And even now that food has hit the cultural mainstream, the Symposium remains unique in its regularity and diverse mix of people, approaches, and subjects. To get a taste, watch a couple of videos of past presentations, or browse the many volumes of past Proceedings that are now freely available online here. Only the "great food" is a relatively recent development! For many years the participants were on their own for meals apart from one communal potluck, which was always interesting but, understandably given the logistical challenges, not always delicious. These days most meals are shared, and such visiting chefs as Fergus Henderson, Shaun Hill, Rowley Leigh, and Jeremy Lee participate in planning and preparing them. 2b1af7f3a8