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This book is filled with time-saving tips and techniques, money-saving strategies,...
This book is filled with time-saving tips and techniques, money-saving strategies, and more than 150 easy-to-prepare recipes!
|Part I||Go On In - It's Only the Kitchen||7|
|Chapter 1||Warming Up to Your Kitchen||9|
|Chapter 2||The Cook's Tools||23|
|Part II||Know Your Techniques||49|
|Chapter 3||Boiling, Poaching, and Steaming||51|
|Chapter 5||Mom Food: Braising and Stewing||85|
|Chapter 6||Grate Possibilities: Roasting and Grilling||105|
|Part III||Expand Your Repertoire||169|
|Chapter 8||The Amazing Egg||171|
|Chapter 12||One-Pot Meals||253|
|Part IV||Now You're Cooking! Real Menus for Real Life||265|
|Chapter 13||The Bare Necessities: A Pantry List||267|
|Chapter 14||Champagne Meals on a Beer Budget||289|
|Chapter 15||The Clock Is Ticking ... and the Guests Are on Their Way!||303|
|Chapter 16||Parties of One: Solo Shopping and Dining||339|
|Part V||The Part of Tens||353|
|Chapter 17||Ten Classic Cookbooks||355|
|Chapter 18||Ten Ways to Think Like a Chef||359|
|Chapter 19||Ten Ways to Make Everyday Food Look Great||363|
|Appendix A||Glossary of 100 (Plus) Common Cooking Terms||367|
|Appendix B||Common Substitutions, Abbreviations, and Equivalents||375|
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Posted July 17, 2003
Entertaining and informative. I actually read it straight through - A Cooking Book! I wanted to learn just far enough beyond basics to be more creative and cook without a recipe. This book was exactly what I was looking for, and it got me all caught up on all that stuff most of us get from our moms or grandmothers that mine never bothered to teach me. I especially appreciated the chapter on cooking for one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 2, 2000
I absolutely love this book! I highly recommend it for all beginners. I hated cooking before I got it, but when my dishes actually turned out I began to really enjoy cooking (I never thought that would happen). Now I cook like a chef and impress friends and family with my repetoire.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 1999
This book is good for the amateur chef, but doesn't do it all. Many helpful tips are found in this book, but there's just that feeling that not all of the basics are being covered. Some of the recipes aren't appealing (who would want to make braised cabbage with apple and caraway), and the 'bare necessities' list for a pantry seems a little too expansive (after all, how many people actually use mango chutney???). Other recipes are too basic (like steamed broccoli and how to make converted rice (just follow the instructions on the box!))Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.