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Posted: 21 October 2010 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Well then, here’s a Terry Gross interview that may change - improve - some of your cooking habits.
A fun informative interview, now I think I’m going to have to get the book.

October 21, 2010
Harold McGee’s ‘Keys To Good Cooking’ For Chefs
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Harold McGee’s best-seller On Food and Cooking has become a reference tool for many home chefs. The book details the science behind cooking techniques and explains the history behind some of our most popular food items. Among other things, McGee explains why peppers are hot, why seafood gets mushy if you cook it incorrectly, and the best ways to make mayonnaise.

His latest book, the Keys to Good Cooking, is a how-to guide for home chefs in which McGee, a food science expert, explains techniques for kicking recipes up a few notches.

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Posted: 22 October 2010 02:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 21 October 2010 07:30 PM

Well then, here’s a Terry Gross interview that may change - improve - some of your cooking habits.
A fun informative interview, now I think I’m going to have to get the book.

October 21, 2010
Harold McGee’s ‘Keys To Good Cooking’ For Chefs
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130697865

Harold McGee’s best-seller On Food and Cooking has become a reference tool for many home chefs. The book details the science behind cooking techniques and explains the history behind some of our most popular food items. Among other things, McGee explains why peppers are hot, why seafood gets mushy if you cook it incorrectly, and the best ways to make mayonnaise.

His latest book, the Keys to Good Cooking, is a how-to guide for home chefs in which McGee, a food science expert, explains techniques for kicking recipes up a few notches.

Thanks this could be a good Xmas present..

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Posted: 22 October 2010 03:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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McGee’s book On Food and Cooking is THE go-to book for food science, at least for the layperson. It’s fascinating. Highly recommended.

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Posted: 22 October 2010 05:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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These are really good cooking tips. I don’t cook, I just eat smile But my wife do cook. In fact, I’m going to send this to her and hopefully have a good Christmas cooking.

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Posted: 22 October 2010 09:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I will have to take a look at it! One of my favorite cooking shows is Alton Brown’s Good Eats for the same reason.

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Posted: 22 October 2010 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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asanta - 22 October 2010 09:06 AM

I will have to take a look at it! One of my favorite cooking shows is Alton Brown’s Good Eats for the same reason.

Yeah, and Alton mentions McGee from time to time as one of his gurus.

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Posted: 22 October 2010 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Ohh!  oh oh You pay better attention than I do!! I will HAVE to get the book now!! smile

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Posted: 22 October 2010 09:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I have never cooked anything in my life…

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Posted: 22 October 2010 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’ve always enjoyed cooking and developing recipes.  But then an old Psychology Today had an article on personality characteristic pairs between occupations.  The two pair with similar personality characteristics I recall are surgeons/butchers and chefs/chemists so I guess that explains it.  smile

By the way, it’s just lucky, CC that you’ve got over 550 posts, because I delete advertisments as spam so automatically that even your post prompted a slight trigger.  LOL

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Posted: 22 October 2010 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I hate cooking.  If it weren’t for microwave ovens i would have starved years ago.

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Posted: 22 October 2010 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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psikeyhackr - 22 October 2010 11:18 AM

I hate cooking.  If it weren’t for microwave ovens i would have starved years ago.

psik

Or you can get married.  wink

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Posted: 22 October 2010 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I enjoy both eating and cooking, but it never seems to be at the same time. Whenever I cook, I never seem to be in the mood to eat.

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Posted: 22 October 2010 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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George - 22 October 2010 09:19 AM

I have never cooked anything in my life…

For real?
How do you get away with that?

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Posted: 22 October 2010 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Like psikey, I hate cooking.  Good thing my gf likes to cook.  Otherwise I’d be back to eating Ramen, Mac & Cheese, and Frozen Pizzas every night.

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Posted: 22 October 2010 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Occam. - 22 October 2010 10:38 AM

By the way, it’s just lucky, CC that you’ve got over 550 posts, because I delete advertisments as spam so automatically that even your post prompted a slight trigger.  LOL

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Hey and lookie you’re at 566 posts,
amazing how the time flies   wink  LOL

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Posted: 22 October 2010 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 22 October 2010 04:50 PM
George - 22 October 2010 09:19 AM

I have never cooked anything in my life…

For real?
How do get away with that?

I dunno. I guess my wife loves to cook.  oh oh

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