October 01, 2004

On Food and Cooking

Harold McGee has a new edition of his classic work On Food and Cooking coming out. I've got mine on order already.

This is, if I'm not mistaken, the 4th copy of this book that I bought. One went out on loan to never return, one was lost on a plane someplace, and my current copy is well thumbed on the bookshelf.

McGee writes about food, history, lore, and the process of food preparation from the mind of a scientist rather than an "artist." This is almost a complete re-write of the original (which I will be keeping) and in addition expands it by 2/3s!

If you are or know someone into food (especially if they are also into science), great Christmas List fodder.

Posted by dowdy at October 1, 2004 07:58 AM