NPR coverage of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking by Shirley O. Corriher. News, author interviews, critics’ picks and more. Get this from a library! Cookwise: the hows and whys of successful cooking. [ Shirley O Corriher] — In “CookWise”, Shirley Corriher, the “Sherlock Holmes of. Cookwise: the hows and whys of successful cooking. Responsibility: Shirley O. Corriher. Edition: 1st ed. Imprint: New York: William Morrow, c Physical.
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The book is fantastic on many levels.
The more than outstanding recipes featured not only please the palate, but demonstrate the various roles of ingredients and techniques—making Cookwise an invaluable reference for anyone who has ever wanted to improve on a recipe, make a cake moister, or a roast chicken juicier.
The first book I grabbed, Cookwise by Shirley Corriher, was chosen because although I remembered that I have used it for reference, I couldn’t actually remember that I had cooked much from the book.
Feb 04, Stephen Simpson rated it really liked it Shelves: Try her method of sprinkling croissant or puff pastry dough with ice water before folding to keep it soft and easy to roll. Here is how to make cakes moister, a pate A choux drier and crisper, a dish lighter or darker in color; how to make muffins peak better, cookies spread less, or a roast chicken juicier.
Maybe more experienced cooks or ones willing to follow all the complicated directions and look for all the special ingredients would turn out some fabulous food, but I do not have the time or patience for that.
It is not dry minimalist cornbread. Now that I’ve looked through this one, I vaguely remember reading it a few years ago, but I liked it better then, for some reason. The recipes are chosen to be good examples rather than great eats, but they’re still pretty good.
There is a recipe or two to illustrate each point. The E-mail Address es field is required. It’s enlightening to read cover to cover as I did ; it’s a great reference for specific questions. All those who love to cook, or just need help.
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I feel like I’ve come away with a better understanding of cooking in general and WHY recipes have you do certain things. Shirley O Corriher Publisher: Privacy Copking Terms and Conditions.
I borrowed this one from the Library only to realize several pages in that I will want to own a copy and begin scribbling in the margins. The more than outstanding recipes featured not only please the palate, but demonstrate the various roles of ingredients and techniques–making Cookwise an invaluable reference for anyone who has ever wanted to improve on a recipe, make a cake moister, or a roast chicken juicier.
Many of them are pretty complex or call for specialty ingredients I can’t get at the grocery store. Aug 12, Gregsamsa rated it it was amazing.
The purpose of a book like this is to the reader the background cookwse create or adapt recipes to there taste with out disasters.
WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Mar 31, Jen rated it really liked it. This is an awesome book – She breaks down the mysteries of why one person can get a recipe to work fabulously, and for another it flops.
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It’s a Bible I return to again and again. Now I enjoy me a good dessert now and then, but everything that I have tried is too sweet for my taste. You may also like. It’s intriguing as an exploration of the conditions and chemistry that produce great or terrible food; it’s useful for troubleshooting recipes both before and after cooking. The wonders of risen bread — How rich it cooknig I think that will be more my speed. I don’t do much baking anymore anyway.
I wish Corriher was my aunt. Also full of recipes that illustrate her points, and choices in ingredients to affect the outcome. But this went so far over my head, it was into the stratosphere. It’s filled with insight and science based explanation as to why food reacts the way it does depending on different variables.
Excellent resource for information on the cooking process. Ane you’ve ever wondered how cakes from scratch go together or what part egg whites and yolks play in a dish, this book is for you.
Mar 10, Merrideth rated it it was amazing.