The Food Lab
The Food Lab
In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don't work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new--but simple--techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.
J. Kenji López-Alt is the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats and author of the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab, where he unravels the science of home cooking. He is an MIT grad, a restaurant-trained chef and a former Editor at Cook's Illustrated magazine. He has earned a fanatical following for his blog by demystifying cooking techniques like sous vide.
Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more.Find out more