I'm currently reading Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooking-Geeks-Science-Great-Hacks/dp/0596805888/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328476607&sr=1-1) and it's fantastic. It fun to read and we have a similar approach to cooking. I particularly like where he breaks down a recipe into a chart with % deviation. I've been doing that but with equivalents (I am a chemist after all).
So far I've learned lots of random cooking science but there's one thing I came across that I really want to share:http://foodtimeline.org/
You can click on the different items in the timeline to get a history of each one. Absolutely brilliant. A lot of work must have been put into this but I think it was worth it.
I'll put up more about the book once I've finished it as I'd like to start including some cookbook reviews.