I'm looking for any (free, preferably) eBooks or PDFs about the theoretical side of cooking, i.e. something more like "La Technique" or even "On Food and Cooking". Even something about the science of taste would be neat.
Thus far the closest thing I've been able to find is a free English translation of "Guide Culinaire" (http://www.archive.org/details/cu3192...). Unfortunately, I have nowhere near enough experience to be able to get much out of it. Also, it's an enormous file.
Thoughts? Most of the free eBooks on Amazon about cooking don't look promising.