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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Harold McGee Talks Food Science at Omnivore

Posted By on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 5:05 PM

click to enlarge Harold McGee. - JAKE TILSON/FLICKR

Seeing him wax poetic on TV about fat-on-fat with Anthony Bourdain is but a taste of author Harold McGee's knowledge. At an upcoming Q&A session, you can ask the master of food science lingering questions about the "why" of cooking. McGee is headed to Omnivore Books next Tuesday to discuss his latest book, Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes (The Penguin Press, $35).

Omnivore dishes the book some high praise: "Of astounding scholarship and originality, Keys to Good Cooking directly addresses the cook at work in the kitchen and in need of quick and reliable guidance." By the way, McGee lives in San Francisco. We can't help but wonder if he'll stroll to Incanto for dinner after the signing, for more fat-on-fat action.

Harold McGee and Keys to Good Cooking

When: Tue., Nov. 2, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712

Cost: Free; if you call ahead to pre-order a book, a seat will be reserved for you

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