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Baking science & technology - is it worth its price?
« on: August 19, 2015, 11:32:40 AM »
I was going through some of the old topics on the forum (some 10 years old now!) and @pizzanapoletana was referring to "Baking science & technology" by E.J. Pyler a few times. I wanted to buy it, but it costs about $170 per volume (it consists of 2 volumes) and I'm not sure if the book is so good, it will justify that kind of money.

Does anyone here owns it and could do a quick review on what can be learned from the book, how well it's written and if a lot of knowledge is needed to understand it?


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Re: Baking science & technology - is it worth its price?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 11:45:18 AM »
You can see the entire tables of contents and a decent sample of each volume of the latest edition here: http://www.sosland.com/bakingscience/

I doubt there is much in there that you would want to know that you couldn't find for free on the internet.
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Re: Baking science & technology - is it worth its price?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 07:31:50 AM »
Thanks for the link, I'll take a look.

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I doubt there is much in there that you would want to know that you couldn't find for free on the internet.

That's probably true, although books have 2 big advantages over info from the internet for me:

  • sitting in front of the computer is a big part of my life, it's nice to have a break whenever I can
  • books tend to be quite well organised whereas information on the internet is scattered and I often find it tiring to get the relevant information and filter the noise or false information