Cooking for Geeks
By Jeff Potter
It's not all Top Ramen in the geek pantry—there's good food, and good science too. Traditional cookbooks are more about the "what" (amounts and temperatures), and less about the "hows" and "whys." Using techno terminology ("Initializing the Kitchen," "Choosing Your Inputs"), in Cooking for Geeks, Jeff Potter covers culinary topics sure to fascinate any cook/scientist. With recipes for everything from pancakes to pear sorbet as well as interviews with foodies, both pop cultural and professional. Softcover, 412 pages.