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What Einstein Told His Cool - Robert L. Wolke - Bogormen
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What Einstein Told His Cool - Robert L. Wolke
Title: What Einstein Told His Cook
Author: Robert L. Wolke
Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 350
Date read: September, 2009

Why do recipes call for unsalted butter--and salt? What is a microwave, actually? Are smoked foods raw or cooked?

What Einstein Told His Cook offers answers to these and 127 other questions about everyday kitchen phenomena. Using humor (dubious puns included), Wolke, a bona fide chemistry professor and syndicated Washington Post columnist, has found a way to make his explanations clear and accessible to all: in short, fun.

Robert Wolke uses both knowledge and humour to answer a book-full of more or less intelligent questions about food and cooking. Some of these are pretty intuitive, others inspired a light-bulb moment. Well-written, and if some of the answers are more interesting than others... well, it's easy to skip the not-so-interesting ones.

Not a book you can read in one sitting, but good for occasional 'dippings'.

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