Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My birthday present: Cooking for Geeks

My birthday was last week, and my sweet husband bought me Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter. I have Harold McGee's books, On Food and Cooking and The Curious Cook (and his new book, Keys to Good Cooking, is on my Amazon wish list), and Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For The Food, so he knew Cooking for Geeks would be right up my alley.

OK, fine, I helped a little. When he showed it to me on the electronics website he was shopping I said, "Ooo, I want that." He may have ordered it for me regardless, but it was handy for him that it happened to be around my birthday ;)

Cooking for Geeks is awesome for the same reason why these other books are awesome: science! There is science behind what happens in the kitchen and I love to learn about it. I know how to cook, and I know (usually...) what will happen when I put A and B together in a pan, but I love to learn why it happens. Does that make me a food nerd? That's OK. I can own it.

This book has information about food and equipment, ideas on how to organizing your kitchen, recipes, and even directions for doing things like how to hack your slow cooker. Why on earth would you want to do that? You'll have to get the book! ;)

Thanks to Jeff for a great book, and thanks to my sweetheart for the birthday present :)


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Looks like a fun book!

  2. I love the idea of learning the secrets behing cooking. What a sweet present. Happy belated birthday!

  3. Hope you had a great day! This book looks great.


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