Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food By: Jeff Potter
Non-fiction: cooking science 398 pages
Book Count: 18
This is a book about all things geeky for good cooking. (And ordering pizza when a experiment doesn't turn out the way you want.) It includes information on the science of cooking, people testing old wives tales about food, new tools and ideas for cooking, interviews by chefs, food scientist, Adam Savage and other people that are known for cooking and/or science, a comic from xkcd.com about units of measurement (and how they relate to Summer Glau), and much much more. This book is useful for people who are just learning how to cook, as well as people who have been cooking for years. It is also full of information, so full that it could be read again and again.