Deluxe Food Lover's Companion
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Deluxe Food Lover's Companion

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by Sharon Tyler Herbst, Ron Herbst
     
 

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(back cover)
The Art of Enjoying Good Food and Elegant Dining
Alphabetically arranged entries define and describe--

  • Fruits and vegetables, both well-known and exotic varieties
  • Meat cuts and preparation methods
  • Fish, shellfish, and ways to cook and serve them
  • Breads, pastas, and other grain-based foods
  • Cooking tools and
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    (back cover)
    The Art of Enjoying Good Food and Elegant Dining
    Alphabetically arranged entries define and describe--

  • Fruits and vegetables, both well-known and exotic varieties
  • Meat cuts and preparation methods
  • Fish, shellfish, and ways to cook and serve them
  • Breads, pastas, and other grain-based foods
  • Cooking tools and techniques
  • Reliable ways to preserve and store foods
  • Herbs, spices, and their many uses . . . and much more

    More than 6,700 entries
    • Hundreds of illustrations

    An expanded and enhanced version of the authoritative The New Food Lover's Companion, which was called "Essential for anyone who talks, eats or thinks about food" by Bev Bennett in the Chicago Sun-Times

    (front flap)
    Based on Barron's popular and authoritative The New Food Lover's Companion, this enlarged and enhanced new reference volume was written for discerning home chefs and everybody else who wants to become more knowledgeable about good food and elegant dining. Alphabetical entries describe foods of every kind as well as preparation methods, cooking utensils, serving suggestions, preserving and storing methods, and more. An exciting new feature is the 40 glossaries that have been created for entries which have many subtypes. For example, the Apple Glossary has entries for 27 different varieties of apple, and the Citrus Glossary has entries for 24 different types of citrus. Smaller glossaries are interspersed throughout the text and larger glossaries are presented at the back of the book. The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion is a reference volume--not a cookbook--but it includes hundreds of cooking tips and enlightens its readers on those many terms and preparation methods that too many ordinary cookbooks leave unexplained. If you relish good food and the best in dining The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion is a book you'll refer to time and time again.

    (back flap)
    The Authors:

    Sharon Tyler Herbst, the award-winning author of many books on cooking and dining, was also a food and travel journalist, a media personality who made many appearances on national radio and television shows, a consultant and spokesperson for national food and beverage companies, and a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The New Food Lover's Companion is considered a seminal culinary reference work by the food industry.

    Ron Herbst holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and spent the better part of a decade working in various restaurants around the country. He is the co-author of four books with Sharon and is the primary author of the best-selling The New Wine Lover's Companion, which received rave reviews.

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  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher

    "Spot quiz: Do you know what a pomalo is? How about sansho? Chaource? If you don't know the answers to these questions, you are in desperate need of this book. . . . Enlarged and enhanced, this new reference volume is written for anyone who wants to become more knowledgeable about food and dining. . . . A must-have for any serious food professional. . . ."
    --Dessert Professional

    "For more than a decade, The New Food Lover's Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst has been the definitive food reference book. . . . Now, a redesigned and updated version has been released. . . . This impressive makeover of a classic book is sure to please longtime Food Lover fans and novice chefs alike. . . . With its hundreds of illustrations, plethora of fun facts, cooking tips and how-to steps The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion is the latest must-have culinary guide--and its reasonable price makes it this year's bookstore bargain."
    --Lacey Galbraith, Book Page

    "Now in its fifth revision, this food dictionary is more important--and expanded--than ever. No cook should be without it."
    --Lee Svitak Dean, Minneapolis Star Tribune

    "If you've got a question about kitchen tools or perhaps preparation or even kitchen tools, you'll want to pick up this treasure trove of culinary information. . . . This food encyclopedia is especially user-friendly, so you can find anything you're looking for. . . . a must for anybody who enjoys cooking and fine dining, or just likes to learn. . ."

    --Cookbook Digest

    "Attractive and well-organized with efficient cross-referencing and a comprehensive bibliography, this guide would be useful to most cooks and particularly interested novices."
    --Lynn Harnett, Portsmouth (NH) Herald Sunday

    "How do you improve a classic? The Food Lover's Companion, first published in 1990 by wife and husband Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst, has undergone many updates, but the latest edition is the only one that can claim

    the term deluxe. "The previous four editions were soft-cover and a much different book size in terms that you

    could fit in the palm of your hand," says Pat Hunter, an editor at Barron's. "We wanted more info in it than the

    current book, so we included a whole bunch of new material that would enhance reader appeal." The updated

    version includes quotes, tip boxes, information on basic techniques and expanded glossaries that explain the

    many variations of apples, sausages, cheeses and so on. Not a cookbook, The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion is an accessible kitchen reference for everyone, from novice to chef, and features more than 6,700 entries. The authors spent years collecting the ultimate tricks from those in the food industry to update the volume, which is one of the most comprehensive collections about the kitchen trade available today. "The culinary world is

    always changing, and methods of cooking have changed considerably as well," says Hunter. "We spent a lot

    of time thinking about how to make a great book to begin with even better and more applicable to today's

    at-home or professional chefs."

    Kirkus Reviews, September 2009

    Publishers Weekly
    The latest addition to the Companion culinary series is dubbed the “deluxe” volume because of its expanded and restructured content updated by Ron Herbst in memory of his wife, Sharon Tyler Herbst, the original author. The book maintains its reputation as an encyclopedia of literally every dish, ingredient and spice imaginable, each featuring cross-references and a pronunciation guide—especially helpful for those with a fancy palate. This time around, Herbst organizes some of the more popular entries such as apples, beer, cookies and olives into their own glossaries appearing alphabetically throughout the book. Fans of the series will find this an obvious and welcome revision, this one with gold-gilded page edges. Quotes from famous chefs, diagrams of meat cuts and sketches on every page make this a solid companion for home cooks. (Nov.)\

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764162411
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    09/01/2009
    Pages:
    794
    Sales rank:
    880,575
    Product dimensions:
    7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

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