The scientist in me loves learning reading about how things like salad dressings work (emulsifiers!), why russets make the best mashed potatoes (starchy and absorb more water!), what grinding your own beef does for burgers (more tender!) and how to make killer brownies (don't overmix!).
For your chance to win, enter with the low price of a comment below telling me about something you recently learned in the kitchen. Contest ends 11/11/12 at midnight.
[Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored by America's Test Kitchen. The book was purchased by me and will be shipped by me.]