Book Reviews of How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science

How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science
How to Read a French Fry And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science
Author: Russ Parsons
ISBN-13: 9780618379439
ISBN-10: 0618379436
Publication Date: 9/8/2003
Pages: 352
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Paperback
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Not as much writing as I had expected; most of the book is devoted to recipes. Many of them sound absolutely delicious, but I didn't have a chance to try them out. The writing is very interesting, and he summarizes appropriate tips near each recipe section.
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I was hoping this would be more of an in-depth look at food science, more along the lines of Michael Pollan's books, but the majority of the book is devoted to recipes, most of which are either too complicated (or too unappealing) for a novice like me, or just don't fit within the lines of my particular diet. I can't really speak to whether the recipes are any good; it may be worth it for those who are more into cooking, but it was pretty much a wash for me; there were interesting tidbits but not enough of them. This really should be listed as a cookbook, as that's truly what it is.
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Kitchen science and some recipes to go along with it.. discussions on emulsions, roasting, braising, sauteing, frying, etc. Recipes look tasty, but most are not for the dieter!
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I really didnt like the book it's not at all what I thought it would be about