Fresh Eggs Don't Float: And Other Tips to Help You Be More Fearless in the Kitchen

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Are you tired of getting cooking tips from people who can't even remember what it's like to need them? That's where this book comes in—it removes the intimidation from cooking and offers a light-hearted, smart, and funny approach to making great food from your own kitchen—without fancy gadgets or over-complicated instructions. Learn how to put flavors together, how to fix mistakes made once you've started cooking, what kitchen gear you do and don't need to spend money on, how to ...

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Overview

Are you tired of getting cooking tips from people who can't even remember what it's like to need them? That's where this book comes in—it removes the intimidation from cooking and offers a light-hearted, smart, and funny approach to making great food from your own kitchen—without fancy gadgets or over-complicated instructions. Learn how to put flavors together, how to fix mistakes made once you've started cooking, what kitchen gear you do and don't need to spend money on, how to open a coconut, and, of course, why fresh eggs don't float. In this heartwarming guide to food in all its forms, you will find superb recipes, amazing facts, and invaluable tips to creating fabulous meals at home.

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Editorial Reviews

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"If you've ever wondered if there's a right way up for storing eggs, how to tell if your fish is fresh enough or what to do with a chunk of whale meat, this book will tell you. In an era when cooking has become a high-pressure activity, their demystifying approach is supremely reassuring to the novice cook."  —Daily Mail

"One of the most amusing but practical books around. Lara DePetrillo and Caroline Eastman-Bridges have collected and compiled a treasure chest of good advice that they are happy to pass on to novice cooks . . . Its light-hearted style makes its serious advice more accessible to a new cook."  —mostlyfood.co.uk

"Anyone who's scared of the kitchen will find solace in this book . . . A great gift idea for students—or anyone looking to impress hungry dinner guests."  —Star Magazine

"A compact, invaluable repositry of practical know-how."  —Waitrose Food Illustrated 

"After reading this, you're guaranteed to cook every meal to perfection."  —Junior 

"This book will fill in the gaps where others fail. If you ever wondered why your seafood glowed in the dark, you need to buy this book."  —U Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749909680
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lara DePetrillo has been learning to cook since becoming a mother. Caroline Eastman Bridges is a private chef and vegan baker. She lives in Venice, California.

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