Cooking Basics For Dummies

Cooking Basics For Dummies

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by Bryan Miller, Marie Rama, Eve Adamson
     
 

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Basic tools, techniques, and recipes for creatingeasy, delicious meals

It doesn't take culinary mastery to be a great cook. This friendly guide digs you out of microwave dinners and propels you with all the ingredients you need to become a superior home cook. You'll discover the fun and easy way to prepare meals all your guests and family members —

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Basic tools, techniques, and recipes for creatingeasy, delicious meals

It doesn't take culinary mastery to be a great cook. This friendly guide digs you out of microwave dinners and propels you with all the ingredients you need to become a superior home cook. You'll discover the fun and easy way to prepare meals all your guests and family members — from die-hard vegetarians to the most passionate meat eaters — will love.

  • Warm up to your kitchen — set up your cooking space with essential tools and equipment and get to know basic cooking techniques from boiling and steaming to braising and stewing
  • Take a stab at working with knives — get expert tips on the only knives you really need to have on hand and find out how to safely work with them to chop, dice, mince, carve, and more
  • Start cookin', good lookin' — make tasty dishes for every meal of the day, from perfectly poached eggs to sumptuous soups and salads to crowd-pleasing pastas
  • Don your baker's hat — discover how easy it can be to thrill your family with homemade pies, cakes, breads, cookies, and more
  • Wow your guests — figure out how planning and practice can remove the stress of hosting parties (and even Thanksgiving dinner!)

Open the book and find:

  • Explanations of basic cooking techniques
  • Tips for planning your menu
  • Advice on stocking your pantry and fridge
  • The scoop on using herbs and spices
  • How to make savory and sweet sauces that impress
  • Secrets for stretching your food dollars
  • The 4-1-1 on kitchen safety and dealing with disasters

Learn to:

  • Master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, sautéing, and more
  • Make tasty, affordable meals the whole family will enjoy
  • Prepare a complete holiday or party menu

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470913888
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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