A wonderful resource for the curious cook and food science professional alike. Amidst a sea of misinformation surrounding food and science, this book can serve as your own personal fact checker. Bryan's expertise shines through in these well researched and easy to understand explanations. No matter how much you may think you know about food and cooking, you're bound to learn something new!
A must-have kitchen companion for curious home cooks! Bryan Le provides practical insights on how food science can help instantly improve your cooking skills. Readers learn the why behind the techniques, empowering them to tackle the most common kitchen challenges with ease.
Science is everywhere, and cooking is no exception. Bryan does a fantastic job breaking down and exploring the tiny little details that go into home cooking from the pan you use to the type of bread you bake. It's a great introduction to the world of food science and will allow you to think more about how you cook and what goes on in the food you eat.
"Whether you're trying to up your game as a chef or just trying to figure out whether you can eat that thing that's been in your refrigerator for weeks, this book is for you! This book has all the questions you've ever asked about food, cooking, and kitchen gear. As a food scientist, I appreciated Bryan's expertise, sense of humor, and the nerdy details. As a busy mom of two, I love how every question comes with a quick Yes/No/Maybe and a Bottom Line Kitchen Takeaway message. This book deserves a permanent spot in your kitchen as the ultimate resource for cooking and food (science)."
This book is a very accessible read to better understand food science principle concepts without dumbing it down. As a Teaching Assistant I wish I had this book for my students in our Intro to Food Science class, as it would have better framed the concepts we taught in class and labs...Overall, a great book that would serve as an excellent reference material for the food science student or anyone looking to better understand the chemistry of food.
This book is beautifully written and illustrated. It's broken down into small sections that each answer a question, making it easy to pick up and read a couple pages at any moment. The author knows how to explain science in an easy to understand manner for anyone that wants to learn about food.
I worked with Bryan to plan several pieces of content for the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute website (https://khni.kerry.com). Bryan was excellent to work with - he was very self-driven, creative in coming up with ideas, and prompt with deadlines. Most importantly, he was flexible in learning how to tailor the content for our specific audience, could make complex ideas easily understandable, and always made sure his content was 1) science-based and 2) linked with popular trends in the industry. I highly recommend working with Bryan if you get the chance!
I had the pleasure of working with Bryan to plan content around food science and innovation for the Kolabtree blog. Bryan's writing is engaging, well-researched and reflects his passion for his subject. He is self-motivated, creative and is able to deliver excellent content, on time. It is rare to find someone who can communicate complex scientific ideas to a general audience, and Bryan does that with impressive ease. He'd be a great asset to any team!
I've worked with Bryan for close to a year. As both an editor and blogger for the Science Meets Food blog, he has been a pleasure to have on the team. Bryan has a unique ability to communicate complex scientific topics in a succinct yet comprehensive way. His penchant and ability to seamlessly weave technical details into a gripping story that always keeps the reader asking for more has always impressed me. Bryan's flair for writing is apparent. He is one of the best writers I've come across and I regularly point out his blog pieces as model examples for other bloggers. I'm happy I got the chance to work with him, and any team is lucky to have him!
While working with Bryan as the editor of the Science Meets Food blog that he both contributed to as a writer and as an assistant editor, I had the privilege of witnessing his excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He was always prompt, and met or exceeded every deadline I gave to him, along with displaying excellent team work and collaborative spirit. Throughout our tenure together, Bryan displayed the unique ability to communicate complex food science topics with both clarity and personality, and while our time as colleagues is now over, I would not hesitate to work with him again in the future! His technical knowledge and strong writing skills would make him a great asset to any team!