This companion book to the New York Times best-selling The Science of Good Cooking discusses the science behind 50 ingredients, including pork shoulder, apples and dark chocolate, and performs an original experiment to show how the science works. --Publisher's description. Good science makes great food. The test cooks and editors at America's Test Kitchen know this. Of course, you need quality ingredients and some modest equipment. This book examines the science behind fifty ingredients, including pork shoulder, apples and dark chocolate; performs a kitchen experiment to show how the science works; and then presents recipes that utilize the science.