Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer — used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it’s cooking? Then Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter is the book for you. Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish? Author Jeff Potter has done the cubicle thing, the startup thing, and the entrepreneur thing, and through it all maintained his sanity by cooking for friends. 432 pages. Available in the MakerShed. Hint – Today might be a good day to start following the Maker Shed on Twitter or subscribe to our Deal of the Day RSS feed.