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Understanding the science behind cooking is also beneficial:

https://www.amazon.com/Food-Cooking-Science-Lore-Kitchen/dp/...

You can also use a microwave to do things like cooking potatoes.




thank you!

I've been looking for a resource like this.

I consider cooking a fantastic hobby, it

- provides an entry it lots of interesting scientific questions, both in food preparation and digestion/health.

- is a big money saver over a lifetime.

- is a great social activity with deep cultural roots.

As a programmer, I also enjoy the approximate and ephemeral nature of the process and product, similar to software engineering in some ways, completely different in others.




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