‚ÄúAll you have to do is ask ‚Äėwhy‚Äô and open to any page. Good luck putting it down.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒAlton Brown, host of Good Eats and Iron ChefHave you ever wondered why onions make us cry? Do you believe bananas contain more calories as they ripen and get sweeter? This sequel to the best-selling What Einstein Told His Cook continues Robert L. Wolke‚Äôs investigations into the science behind our foods. In response to ongoing questions from readers of his nationally syndicated Washington Post column, ‚ÄúFood 101,‚ÄĚ Wolke debunks misconceptions with reliable, commonsense logic. And for exceptionally inquisitive cooks and scientists, he offers ‚ÄúSidebar Science‚ÄĚ features, which dig more deeply into the chemical processes that underlie food and cooking. Above all, What Einstein Kept Under His Hat provides indispensable information that will make readers better shoppers, cooks, and eaters.