Rate this book

Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them: And 100 Other Myths About Food And Cooking . . . Plus 25 Recipes To Get It Right Every Time (2011)

by Bruce Weinstein(Favorite Author)
3.32 of 5 Votes: 4
1439195374 (ISBN13: 9781439195376)
Gallery Books
review 1: Time to fess up. I am not much of a cook. I may be capable of making delicious pasta with a nice salad, but that's about it. Yet I'm still not too old to maybe learn a thing or two, so when I had the chance to read Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them I took it.Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have once again stirred up a book in their kitchen, this time with an emphasis on all kinds of myths about food and cooking. No matter whether you're a seasoned cook, or more like myself, you will probably have heard that spicy foods will cool you down, that you shouldn't wash mushrooms, or that you can tell if a steak is done by the way it feels. I hate to break the news to you, but it's just not that simple, and sometimes outright wrong.Seasoned with various recipes, which I admit... moretedly didn't try out, this book is such a humorous and at the same time informative page-turner that I pretty much finished reading it in one sitting. The only breaks I took were those when I couldn't continue, because I had to laugh so hard. Who would have thought that a book about cooking could be so very entertaining? I loved it.And no, they don't scream. No vocal cords, you know.In short: A wonderfully hilarious eye-opener for everyone who's fallen victim to cooking myths before!
review 2: OK, so I am not the type to sit and read a cookbook nor a book about food. The snazzy title of this book caught my eye so I decided to skim a few pages. Wow, was I amazed. Not only is this book funny as "Heck" I really found out some interesting things that I never knew before. I've recently resorted to the make-your-own-food-from-scratch thing since I decided to eatr healthier and save a few dollars. (I will admit, I am getting good at this whole Suzie Home Maker thing and now I have knowledge and the know how!)So Lobsters Scream When You Boil them - Yep a myth, but I already knew that. Not only does this book hand out myths & recipes, you also get tips, tricks, a great price point, and funny stories. I foodie must read for everyone - whether you think you know it all or not! less
Reviews (see all)
I was surprised at how informative this book was. I'll never use a cold saute pan again.
I thought the myth-debunking was pretty entertaining.The bawdy comments, not so much.
this is a great book full of all kinds of 'food myths'. i loved it.
Very insightful & intelligent read.
Book #27 for 2013
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)