Cooking Basics For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Basic tools, techniques, and recipes for creating easy, delicious meals

It doesn't take culinary mastery and great recipes to be a great cook. Cooking Basics For Dummies, 4th Edition, appeals to beginners who want to learn the basics of cooking and implement understandable and practical recipes in their everyday cooking experience.. Cooking Basics For Dummies digs you out of microwave dinners and tipping delivery persons and propels you with all the ingredients you need toward ...

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Cooking Basics For Dummies

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Overview

Basic tools, techniques, and recipes for creating easy, delicious meals

It doesn't take culinary mastery and great recipes to be a great cook. Cooking Basics For Dummies, 4th Edition, appeals to beginners who want to learn the basics of cooking and implement understandable and practical recipes in their everyday cooking experience.. Cooking Basics For Dummies digs you out of microwave dinners and tipping delivery persons and propels you with all the ingredients you need toward becoming a superior home cook. This hands-on guide shows you the fun and easy way to prepare meals all your guests and family members will love, from die-hard vegetarians to the most passionate meat eaters.

  • Fun, tasty, and easy recipes the whole family will enjoy for every occasion
  • Covers grilling, slow cooking, pressure cooking, roasting, and sautŽing
  • Considerations for vegetarians, special diets, and sustainable dishes with flavor and pizzazz

With the help of Cooking Basics For Dummies, you'll be able to handle boiling, poaching, steaming, braising, grilling, and so much more like a master.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118013649
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 335,519
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Bryan Miller is a food and feature writer covering restaurants and dining trends all over the world.

Marie Rama is an independent food, beverage, and media consultant.

Eve Adamson is the coauthor of The Mediterranean Diet.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Go On In — It's Only the Kitchen.

Chapter 1: Cooking with Confidence.

Chapter 2: Investing in the Essential Tools.

Chapter 3: The Bare Necessities: Stocking Your Pantry and Fridge.

Part II: Know Your Techniques.

Chapter 4: The Cutting Edge: Working with Knives.

Chapter 5: Boiling, Poaching, and Steaming.

Chapter 6: Sautéing.

Chapter 7: Braising and Stewing: Slow and Seductive.

Chapter 8: Roasting Poultry, Meats, and Veggies.

Chapter 9: Coals and Coils: Grilling and Broiling.

Chapter 10: Baking Basics.

Part III: Expand Your Repertoire.

Chapter 11: Mastering Breakfast.

Chapter 12: Super Soups and Savory Salads.

Chapter 13: From Sides to Mains: Great Grains.

Chapter 14: Making Sensational Sauces: Fear No More.

Chapter 15: Sweet Dreams.

Part IV: Now You're Cooking! Real Menus for Real Life.

Chapter 16: Taking It Easy with One-Pot Meals.

Chapter 17: Making More (and Better) for Less.

Chapter 18: When You Want to Impress.

Chapter 19: Would I Serve You Leftovers? This Is My Latest Creation!

Chapter 20: Summertime Soirees.

Chapter 21: Feeding Holiday Hordes: Festive Winter Menus.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Common Cooking Disasters and How to Deal with Them.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Think Like a Chef.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Cook for Good Health.

Appendix A: Glossary of 100 (Plus) Common Cooking Terms.

Appendix B: Common Substitutions, Abbreviations, and Equivalents.

Index.

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  • Posted November 3, 2009

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    whom has money for a top notch culinary school course!This is the book!

    Sure nothing can compare to Voc ed food service course at an adult education community to get hands on experience.And the meeting of new friends.But i wish i knew of this book at the time..This is an excellent book to learn as the pro's..Everthing a professional learns is in this book..great for gift giving and to have one as copy for all the professionals for a quickie refresher..

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2009

    I purchased this book to give as a gift. After looking through it, I felt it contained all the basics one needed to learn how to cook.

    I purchased this book to give as a gift. It was exactly what I was looking for to introduce someone to cooking.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Nice

    This is down to earth basics for novice cooks. I like the detailed information.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    I am not a complete dummy when it comes to cooking.. I know basi

    I am not a complete dummy when it comes to cooking.. I know basics and can cook most things with a recipe.. But this book helped me SO much! It covered a few basics I already knew but also gave me a lot of tips and techniques for things I had no clue about. It even gives pictures for visual learners (for example, showing pictures of exactly how to fold an omelet). I am very thankful for this book and I constantly go back to it for reference when I need to. It also gives some great, quick and easy recipes! HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who likes or wants to learn how to cook. Its easy to read and follow. Sometimes, I even find myself correcting my mother, who happens to be an excellent cook. Really love it!

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