37

Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor

By: on December 07, 2016
$26.34
Check It Out

Do you know what your 50 favorite ingredients are? The editors of Cook's Illustrated do, and in Cook's Science they're going to teach you how to take those ingredients' flavor and mother F'ing unlock it.

Like most of the Cook's Illustrated magazines and cookbooks, reading Cook's Science is as much of a chemistry lesson (don't worry, one of the fun ones) as it is a recipe collection. Each of the 50 chapters begins with a short essay dissecting an ingredient's composition and characteristics. They continue with an original experiment Cook's Science dreamt up to show how the ingredient "behaves" in your recipes / mouth. From there you'll get recipes--over 400 of them--designed to show off the ingredients and get the most out of the flavors they have to offer.

A sampling of the 50 ingredients includes:

  • Flank Steak
  • Pork Shoulder
  • Chicken Breast
  • Salmon
  • Yogurt
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Kale
  • Ginger
  • Coconut
  • Cornmeal
  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Red Wine
  • Honey
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Bittersweet Chocolate

Recipes include crispy fried chicken wings, meaty-tasting vegetarian chili, coconut layer cake, and strawberry rhubarb pie.

Buy Now

F*ck, That's Delicious

$24.75 from Amazon »

When I see the title F*ck, That's Delicious, all I can think of are the words, "Mm-hmm! This is a tasty burger! I wonder if Action Bronson uses Jules Winnfield, or the Jules Winnfield talking action figu

Buy Now

Amazingly Accurate Tomato Slicer

$12.99 from Amazon »

Convince anyone you're an Olympic tomato wrangler with the Arc "Amazingly Accurate" Tomato Slicer! I don't know how often you need to segment out one of the juicy vegeta-fruits, but for me it's...eh, not that often. Maybe...

Buy Now

Artisan Dry Cured Meats Charcuterie Starter Kit

$160 from Amazon »

While most of the charcuterie I've had from stores and in restaurants has been stupidly expensive, stingily portioned snob food, I usually overlook its hoity toity characteristics on account of the fact that it's also...

Buy Now

SpiceStack Spice Organizer

$29.99 - $38.92 from Amazon »

SpiceStack is a rack that tucks away your herbs on tidy shelves when you don't need them, and then flips them down for easy viewing and easier access when you do. And for once, I'm talking about the herbs that go in your...

Check it out

The Breakfast Bowl - Cereal Bowl & Pipe

I found some new cereals for your Sunday brunch. They're called Special Kanga Kush and Lucky Choo Choo Charms. You can eat them from this glass breakfast bowl....

Buy Now

Raclette Interactive Party Grill

$74.99 from Amazon »

Raclette grills epitomize the best way to host a dinner party: make all the guests cook their food themselves. Named for a Swiss cheese that melts well, raclette has evolved to include a Swiss style of interactive dining...

Check it out

Cereal Motel Adult Cereals

$12.50 from Cereal Motel »

Cereal Motel has a slightly different take on "adult" cereal than Fiber One and unfrosted Mini Wheats do. It's a take I like a whole, whole lot more than whole grains and improved bowel movements. Cereal Motel makes "deliciously...

Buy Now

Yomo Simple Sushi Maker

Sold Out from Amazon »

People always talk about sushi making as this formidable, elusive craft that many have tried, but all but the most elite and Jiro-Ono-blessed have failed to execute well. And while I basically agree with this assessment...

Buy Now

Wake 'n' Bake Coffee Mug

$49.95 from Amazon »

There are a ton of these wake 'n' bake mugs out there, but I went with the delightful navy blue one you see here because its marketing is genius. Coffee or tea alongside my morning tokes? Pssshhh, F that. Fill that pipe...

Buy Now

Prep'd Pack Modular Lunchbox

$79 from Amazon »

The Prep'd Pack lunchbox combines the efficiency and organization of a bento box with America's - or at least my - love of Tupperware. The best, best part of visiting my mama's house is opening her fridge and exploring...

Buy Now

Kitchen Ninja Knife Block

$109.84 from Amazon »

A Kitchen Ninja Knife Block for all the Kitchen Klutzes like me! Skilled, stealthy, and precise with my blade hovering above an onion I am not, but my inner covert agent of feudal Japan would still like to see this knife...

Buy Now

Bacon Express Crispy Bacon Grill

$29.99 from Amazon »

Whole wheat in the toaster, bacon in the...other toaster, a yank of the iceberg, a slice of the tomato, and mmmm. BLTeee-licious. Without turning on the stove or getting popped in the eye with a grease BB....