About this book
A masterpiece of gastronomic writing - presenting the science, history and culture of food and cooking. It is the standard reference among professional cooks, as it answers all those long-puzzled over questions such as why do onions make you cry and why does fish go off quicker than meat. When it was originally published in 1986 it won the Andre Simon Food Book of the Year.
Provides information about the science, history and culture of food and cooking. This book is for those, who have ever wondered why fish goes off quicker than meat; how to tell stale eggs from fresh ones; why you're supposed to leave pancake batter to rest; why chopping onions makes you cry; and about the health benefits of chocolate and alcohol.
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