I'm Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking by Alton Brown

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  • SilverSage on March 07, 2010

    This is a book to read for technique. I don't like the flavor profile of most of the recipes, but the science is outstanding. Apply his techniques to your own recipes and you'll have something special.

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  • ISBN 10 1584793414
  • ISBN 13 9781584793410
  • Published Oct 01 2004
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
  • Imprint Stewart, Tabori, & Chang

Publishers Text

In his best-selling first book, Food Network star Alton Brown described what happens when food meets heat. Now Brown is back and ready to revolutionize the world of baking-and more. Breads, cakes, cookies, pies, custards, ice creams: The popular host of Good Eats explores the science behind our favorite sweets-and savories-explaining it all in his own inimitable style.

The book opens with a complete encyclopedia of the core ingredients or the molecular pantry-what they are, what they do, and how they play together (or don't). The main part of the book is divided by mixing method: Biscuit, Creaming, Muffin, Straight Dough, Modified Dough, Eggfoam, Custards, and a section called As Well As..., which includes such specialized methods as crepes, popovers, mousse, and doughnuts.

To underscore the importance-and ease-of mastering the mixing techniques, the book features a special design that adds a half-page flap to the opening page of each mixing section. Printed on the flap is the master mixing technique to serve as a ready reference for each recipe that follows in that section.

The more than 80 recipes cover all the basics any baked-good lover could covet, from pie crust to funnel cake to homemade Pop Tarts to cheese soufflé. Select master recipes feature variations that underscore the effects of altering ingredient ratios or preparation methods. The classic chocolate chip cookie, for example, can be interpreted in soft, chewy, and crispy consistencies.

At 304 pages, the trivia-filled tome also contains all the fun components Brown fans have come to expect: fact-packed sidebars, intricate illustrations, glossaries, appendices, equipment lists-the works. It's everything readers have been waiting for... and more!

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