December 25, 2018


Offering “the hows and whys of successful cooking,” Cookwise, by well-known food writer and culinary sleuth Shirley O. Corriher, tells you how and why things. Cookwise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed. Shirley O. Corriher, Author Morrow Cookbooks $ (p) ISBN I’ve just opened Shirley Corriher’s page masterpiece Cookwise to a random page, hoping to find true wisdom. If the random opening technique works with.

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Scene of the Crime mystery coikwise. There is a recipe or two to illustrate each point. I didn’t like anything I cooked out of Cookwise so while the recipes performed as described, the food I tried had poor flavor in my opinion. I also love On Food and Cookingwhen I want a deep scientific explanation.

International Customers If you are located outside the U. I hope I’m doing my posting in the right spot. But I’m in the part about frying right now. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

And I am not convinced that adding more sugar and starch to food to make up coookwise fat and flavor is all that healthy of a choice either. 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. I borrowed this one from the Library only to realize several pages in that I will want to own a copy and begin cookwwise in the margins.


Try the Touch of Grace Biscuits with ordinary flour. It has equally wonderful cooking tips and recipes. This is an awesome book – She breaks down the mysteries of why one person can get a recipe to work fabulously, and for another it flops.

I found it odd. I also used her advice when hard boiling eggs for Easter egg dying. You can see why Alton hero-worships her so fervently. Cookbooks Nonfiction Document Type: In the end I find Cookwise excellent as a reference work and only so-so as a cookbook. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.

Your list has reached the maximum number of items. She just has so much fun explaining stuff. Published August 21st by William Morrow Cookbooks. This is a wonderful book for those want to know the chemistry behind cooking.

I certainly find it less satisfying. Discussion in ‘ Cookbook Copkwise ‘ started by joyfullJan 21, It’s a kitchen companion and up there with “On Food and Cooking”.

CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed by Shirley O. Corriher

The value of this book is that Corriher explains what happens chemistry-wise to your food when you cook it. Shirley offers the recipes as examples of the chemical reactions that she explains in the text. It’s a Bible I return to again and again.


Aug 01, Elizabeth marked it as to-read Shelves: Too bad I have to take it back to the library. Cook’s Illustrated and their books achieve this end too but with good food and more depth of info. I’m actually trying to read this chapter by chapter.

Aug 04, Steve rated it it was amazing. Tell us more about what you like to read so we can send you the best offers and opportunities. Mar 10, Merrideth rated it it was amazing. 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 quick overview: Jan 21, 4.

CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed

Jan 21, 2. I can’t think of a cook who wouldn’t benefit from these pages.

Do you already have an account? I was overwhelmed with a discussion of which kind of flour I needed, based on protein content. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Jan 19, Alison rated it really liked it. Mar 31, Jen rated it cookwisee liked it.