Praise for What Einstein Told His Cook
I have enjoyed Bob Wolke’s column in The Post for years, and his book is as good a read on the science of cooking as there is. Bob is not only well-educated, he is a wit and a wonderful, gifted writer who can make anyone understand what’s behind the “magic” that happens in the kitchen. His sound, clever recipes are a welcome bonus.
— Mark Bittman, NY Times Columnist and author of How to Cook Everything
Cooking is a science as much as an art, but the science has never been as easy to understand or as much fun to learn as it is in What Einstein Told His Cook. Bob Wolke makes the wonders of food chemistry accessible and entertaining.
— Marion Nestle, Ph.D., Chair, Dept. Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University
Writing clearly about science is difficult; making it funny at the same time is next to impossible. Bob Wolke makes both seem easy. This is a book you’ll enjoy reading as well as learning from.
— Russ Parsons, food editor, Los Angeles Times
You’d never think a food science book would be a page turner, but from the moment I started reading Bob Wolke’s wise, funny, fascinating book, I couldn’t put it down. A must-read.
— Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue Bible and How to Grill
Good science only adds to the enjoyment of the culinary arts. With a sauce of wit and panache, Wolke serves up common-sense answers to every question that a curious cook could ask.
— Roald Hoffmann, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
This book should be in any serious cook’s library. By demystifying the fundamentals of the kitchen, it empowers the cook to navigate recipes with confidence and control.
— Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, author of LidiaÂ’s Italian-American Kitchen and LidiaÂ’s Italian Table
Robert Wolke’s terrific book will be invaluable and accessible to every cook. The style is clear, the text is honest, and perhaps best of all the book is fun to read and filled with the “whys” and “hows” of the kitchen.
— Paula Wolfert, author of Mediterranean Cooking and Mediterranean Grains and Greens