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From its intriguing opening question—"How can we reasonably judge a meal?"—to its rewarding conclusion, this beautiful book picks up where Brillat-Savarin left off almost two centuries ago. Hervé This, a cofounder (with the late physicist Nicholas Kurti) of the new approach to studying the scientific basis of cooking known as molecular gastronomy, investigates the questionFrom its intriguing opening question—"How can we reasonably judge a meal?"—to its rewarding conclusion, this beautiful book picks up where Brillat-Savarin left off almost two centuries ago. Hervé This, a cofounder (with the late physicist Nicholas Kurti) of the new approach to studying the scientific basis of cooking known as molecular gastronomy, investigates the question of culinary beauty in a series of playful, lively, and erudite dialogues. Considering the place of cuisine in Western culture, This explores an astonishing variety of topics and elaborates a revolutionary method for judging the art of cooking. Many of the ideas he introduces in this culinary romance are illustrated by dishes created by Pierre Gagnaire, whose engaging commentaries provide rare insights into the creative inspiration of one of the world's foremost chefs. The result is an enthralling, sophisticated, freewheeling dinner party of a book that also makes a powerful case for openness and change in the way we think about food....

Title : Cooking: The Quintessential Art
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ISBN : 9780520265943
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Cooking: The Quintessential Art Reviews

  • Xenia Germeni
    2019-04-14 16:55

    Πίστεύω ότι δεν έχω διαβάσει κάτι πιο έξυπνο και ευφυές από τότε που ήμουν φοιτήτρια και φανατική του βιβλίου 'Ιστορία των Αισθητικών Θεωριών' του Monroe Beardsley. Η μαγειρική τέχνη μέσα από το πρίσμα των αισθητικών θεωριών των φιλοσοφικών ρευμάτων από την αρχαιότητα έως σήμερα, αλλά με πολύ αγάπη, τέχνη και τεχνική. Ευρηματικοί οι Τις και Γκανιαιρ παίζουν με τα χρώματα, τη γεύση, τις μυρωδιές, τα σχήματα και όλα όσα συνθέτουν τον μαγειρικό κόσμο. Απαραίτητο εγχειρίδιο για φοιτητές φιλοσοφίας, ιστορικούς, κοινωνικούς επιστήμονες, διαιτολόγους και κριτικούς μαγειρικής και μπλογκερς. Εαν δε σου αρεσει η μαγειρική, η φιλοσοφια και οι αισθητικες θεωριες μην το διαβασεις!

  • Dan
    2019-04-03 13:50

    One of the most fascinating books I've ever read on the philosophy of cooking, bringing art, music and theory all together.

  • Callie
    2019-04-02 12:59

    I wrote a review of this book. It's supremely tasty. It is not a cookbook, though. It's in a genre all its own.