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What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained is a chemistry-cooking book written by Robert L. Wolke. The author is a chemistry professor at the University of Pittsburgh and an author of the Washington Post column Food 101. He also is a consulting science editor for Cook’s Illustrated Magazine. He is well known for his “What Einstein Told…” book series and his Food 101 column, which has won him the James Beard Foundation Award for best newspaper column and the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Bert Greene Award. The main theme or topic of the book revolves around chemistry and its role in cooking. He cleverly and interestingly talks about food and its chemical components throughout the book using a Q and A format where he takes an audience question and answers it. Best of all, Wolke laces many recipes throughout the book relating to the topic at hand. Wolke’s objective is to educate readers on the science of food and cooking using laymen’s terms. Within his book, subjects such as cooking techniques, food products, and their development, and cooking ware are mentioned. In addition, Wolke enjoys debunking food myths and misconceptions through anecdotes, experiments, and common chemical and cooking knowledge. With that, he explains the what-to-do and the what- not to-do's and their consequences to people and their cooking. This book is great for anyone, of all education background, who wants to understand chemistry’s overlap and importance in cooking. I believe it is especially great for inexperienced cooks who want to understand why certain cooking techniques are used without the need for any culinary schooling. For me, I had to read this book for my honors introductory chemistry class because my teacher wants the students to see one of the most prominent and important applications of chemistry in everyday life: cooking. In addition, the chemistry class above ours (for older students) revolves around cooking experiments as a form of learning. My book review covers some of the objectives or arguments Wolke makes throughout the book by using one section of the book at the time.