Your science background and interest
Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:41 AM
Do you have a science background, if you do can you tell about it, and if not how did you become interested and educate yourself?
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:44 AM
If you're interested in this field, you should definitely read Hal McGee (after, of course, you read "French Fry"). But I found some of the most interesting things were done in food science back in the '30s and '40s when it still more closely reflected actual cooking rather than food technology. Look for some of the old texts by women like Belle Lowe and Pauline Palmer. I read everything they did before I even started to write "French Fry".