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Robert L. Wolke (1928–2021)

Autor(a) de What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

14+ Works 2,366 Membros 46 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Robert L. Wolke is professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.
Image credit: Gary Tramontina for The New York Times

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Obras de Robert L. Wolke

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Best Food Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Wolke, Robert L.
Outros nomes
Wolke, Robert L.
Wolke, Robert
Wolke, R. L.
Data de nascimento
1928-04-02
Data de falecimento
2021-08-29
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Causa da morte
complications of Alzheimer's disease
Educação
Cornell University (PhD)
Ocupação
chemist
food writer

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Un buen libro para saber un poco más de cosas cotidianas, contado de forma amena e incluso divertida. Los gags de humor son muy entretenidos.
 
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EstanisGM | outras 13 resenhas | Apr 16, 2023 |
This one was an interesting combination of reference and cookbook. Setup somewhat like a Q&A or FAQ, the author addresses popular questions about food, cooking, kitchen tools and busts a few urban myths. His answers are from a chemist's POV and as a professor emeritus of nuclear chemistry for U of Pittsburgh, I guess he knows what he's talking about.

The narrative is laid back and engaging: he might be a chemistry professor but Mr. Wolke was (is?) also a columnist for The Washington Post and most of the writing is chatty and humorous.

More than a couple of the recipes sound like they're worth trying, too.

Overall, I enjoyed the book quite a bit - enough that I'm going to look for this other works for future reads.
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½
 
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murderbydeath | outras 25 resenhas | Jan 29, 2022 |
To anyone who's delaying the reading this book because of the fear that it might be too complex, too "Einsteinian", don't worry about it. On the contrary, "What Einstein Told His Barber" is nothing more than a series of short, east to comprehend discussions and explanations of things we all experience in our world everyday. (See the book jacket for examples of items discussed by the author). Some items may be familiar to the reader, other items may clarify some long since forgotten points learned in high school physics class, some will correct those age-old (and erroneous) commonly held beliefs, and others will simply be new ways of looking at things never before considered. It's all presented in a mildly amusing, simple to understand, layman's terms, and all-in-all, an interesting read on a rainy day.
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rsutto22 | outras 13 resenhas | Jul 15, 2021 |

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Obras
14
Also by
1
Membros
2,366
Popularidade
#10,847
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
46
ISBNs
81
Idiomas
8
Favorito
3

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