The Illustrated Kitchen Bible
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The Illustrated Kitchen Bible

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by Victoria Blashford-Snell, Brigitte Hafner
     
 

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A comprehensive kitchen resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas, now with a refreshed new look.

Take the stress out of the choosing, shopping, organizing, and preparation of food with the help of The Illustrated Kitchen Bible. Choose from 1,000 tantalizing

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A comprehensive kitchen resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas, now with a refreshed new look.

Take the stress out of the choosing, shopping, organizing, and preparation of food with the help of The Illustrated Kitchen Bible. Choose from 1,000 tantalizing starter, main dish, and dessert recipes from around the world, as photographs of the finished dishes inspire you.

To help you make the right choice for your needs, whether you are short on time, have to prepare a dish and freeze it for later, or have special dietary requirements, each individual recipe has menu icons for quick identification. Improve your culinary skills and tricks along the way with step-by-step illustrations and guidelines that outline techniques, from boning a flat fish to lining a cake tin in seconds. You can even get your groceries quickly and without fuss with the handy pocket shopper, which includes ingredient lists for every recipe.

The Illustrated Kitchen Bible takes recipes and techniques and puts them under the microscope, and the result is home cooking at its best.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Blashford-Snell is an English cookbook author and caterer, and this huge recipe compendium was originally published in the United Kingdom. Along with hundreds of recipes, there is a separate section on techniques, as well as boxes on various ingredients, all illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Every recipe is shown in full color, and each major section opens with "Recipe Choosers," a handy feature with small photographs and one-line descriptions of each recipe. Mark Bittman's The Best Recipes in the World includes a wider range of more exotic or unfamiliar ethnic dishes, but most libraries will want Blashford-Snell's accessible international collection as well.
—Judith Sutton

Publishers Weekly
07/04/2016
It’s hard not to get drawn into Blashford-Snell’s immersive and thoughtfully designed cookbook filled with over 3,000 photographs and 1,000 practical, tasty recipes from around the world. Whether cooks are searching out of desperation or simply looking for inspiration, Blashford-Snell has them covered. Home cooks can search by genre (breakfast, sides, cheese, cold desserts, etc.), use the index, or employ the handy summaries scattered throughout the book, which include a weekend brunch menu, party snack options, and meat-free dishes. It’s an ingenious way to make a daunting list of options fiendishly useful. Blashford-Snell has truly thought of everything. Readers will appreciate step-by-step guides for making omelets, various preparations for potatoes and fish, and tips for getting the most mileage out of leftovers. And every imaginable dish is represented: ceviche, croissants, quinoa tabbouleh, jambalaya, chicken tikka masala, and a pecan and maple tart are just a sampling of the book’s many treasures. Those expecting to open plenty of cans or use shortcuts such as premade pie crusts will be woefully disappointed—everything here is from scratch. The sheer number of options and clear instructions will ensure success no matter the cook’s skill level, and the curated recipes make this a book that cooks of all tastes and skill levels can grow with. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
"[A] go-to staple and a volume to grow with." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756639747
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Victoria Blashford-Snell trained at Le Cordon Bleu, runs a highly successful catering company in London, and is a regular cooking teacher and demonstrator in Italy, Somerset, and at London's Books for Cooks. She has co-authored DK's Hors d'Oeuvres.

Austrialia chef Brigitte Hafner writes the weekly recipes for The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living and Melbourne Age's Epicure sections and with partner James Broadway, runs a popular wine bar and eatery in Melbourne's Fitzroy called The Gertrude Street Enoteca

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Illustrated Kitchen Bible 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS VERY USEFUL TO ANY COOK, BEGINNING OR ADVANCED. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE TECHNIQUE SECTION. VERY CLEAR DIRECTIONS AND BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.
Sherbera More than 1 year ago
Lots of pictures. Step by step instructions. great shower gift, lots of information. I took the the book out of the library and fell in love with it. I soon gave it to my new daughter-in-law. Now I have to get another one. It is well worth the money.
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lindamarieFL More than 1 year ago
Loved the ease of this book. Great for experienced and inexperienced cooks. I love cookbooks with lots of pictures and this fits bill. Great illustrations for methods in cooking, step by step, very clear. A must in every home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago