It’s Time to Banish These 6 Cooking Myths from Your Kitchen

September 21, 2015

J. López Kenji-Alt is not messing around when he says he’s cooked over 1,000 steaks and baked more than 1,500 chocolate chip cookies. His recipes, which find a happy home and cult following at The Food Lab on Serious Eats, undergo rigorous scientific testing: Each trial tweaks one specific variable until the finished product is juuuust right. He’s demystified everything from deep-frying chicken and making the fluffiest pancakes to sous-viding steak and building a Whopper-style burger—and now he’s publishing The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, a 1,000-page cookbook (more of a textbook or essential encyclopedia, really) packed with…