Done.: A Cook's Guide to Knowing When Food Is Perfectly Cooked

Done.: A Cook's Guide to Knowing When Food Is Perfectly Cooked

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by James Peterson
     
 

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Done. answers the age-old question that stumps all cooks: "Is it ready yet?" In this infinitely handy kitchen guide, foremost cooking authority James Peterson gives at-aglance answers for more than 85 of the most vexing-to-cook foods, from sauces, vegetables, fish, and meats to sweets. Detailed descriptions of smell, sound, look, and texture provide a

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Done. answers the age-old question that stumps all cooks: "Is it ready yet?" In this infinitely handy kitchen guide, foremost cooking authority James Peterson gives at-aglance answers for more than 85 of the most vexing-to-cook foods, from sauces, vegetables, fish, and meats to sweets. Detailed descriptions of smell, sound, look, and texture provide a quick reference, while more than 500 color photographs clearly capture each key stage of doneness. With distilled explanations of the 10 basic cooking methods for context, Done. is the solution to thermometer dependence. It's an instant classic for cooks of all skill levels.

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The New York Times Book Review - William Grimes
Anyone who has dithered over salmon on the grill or a roasting leg of lamb, fearful that medium-rare is sneakily becoming medium, will appreciate Done…can you tell when blond becomes brown, when brown becomes dark brown, and when you have gone too far and burned the darned thing? Peterson will hold your hand and guide you through.
From the Publisher
"I'm betting each of us can think of someone in our lives who would love this book - and most likely that "someone" is ourselves! ...This is one of those books to keep handy next to the stove for quick reference - it will give confidence and reassurance to new and veteran home cooks alike." - The Kitchn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452119632
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
649,305
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

James Peterson is the James Beard Award–winning author of 15 cookbooks and the technique instructor at New York City's Institute of Culinary Education. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Done.: A Cook's Guide to Knowing When Food Is Perfectly Cooked 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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