Could there be a better or more delicious way to prove the case that math is a basic fact of our everyday lives than with a cookbook?The success or failure of our efforts in the kitchen often comes down to the alchemy of not just the selection of ingredients but how much of any one ingredient. Judging by the dishes in The Mathematics Education Trust cookbook, Recipes You Can Count On, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics members know their way around the kitchen as well as the classroom.Throughout, there are tips for getting the best results for each recipe and Measure for Measure info bits on just how to measure up in the kitchen. How many avocados will you need to serve eight guests? Check out the Measure for Measure box on page 18 and then do the math. Do you know the formula for substituting fresh herbs for dried? Page 38 will fill you in. Have a pan without the measurement stamped on it? According to the box on page 113, you measure the inside edges of the pan to get an accurate reading.Recipes include crowd-pleasers like Fennells Famous Hot Crab Dip and Five-Cheese Mac n Cheese to elegant entrees such as Quick Coq au Vin and Simply Delicious Baked Salmon. Have your cake (and pies and cookies, too) and indulge in Carrot Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, White House Fudge Pie, and Grandma s Moon Cookies, where you ll find out just how many eggs are in a pound. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as tips and hints to make every recipe a winner.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,U.S.