The Illustrated Kitchen Bible
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  • The Illustrated Kitchen Bible

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Veteran UK cookbook author and caterer Blashford-Snell (Diva Cooking, One Year at Books for Cooks) shares over a thousand recipes in this colossal "category-killer" dedicated to everyday food. Given the full-color, highly-informative DK treatment, each recipe is accompanied by a photo of the finished dish as well as at-a-glance information boxes with serving yields and approximate times. Those intimidated by the kitchen will find help in clear but detailed steps and straightforward, illustrated instructions for techniques like cutting up a whole chicken, prepping artichokes and making sauces. Blashford-Snell's catering experience is on display in the book's imaginative appetizer and "party bites" section; Wild Mushroom Tartlets, Chicken Liver Pate, Herbed Shrimp and Goat Cheese Wraps and multiple riffs on Croustades, a bite-sized bread cup filled with various savory creations, are easy to prepare and surefire hits. Every food group and cuisine is represented-from bread-making to burger-grilling to pad thai to Chocolate Bavarian Creams-and it's rounded out with tips on making grilled sandwiches and omelets, "cooking for a crowd" and working with leftovers, making it a fine choice for a first cookbook. Once they're comfortable, cooks should be tempted from their comfort zone with tasty variations, making this a go-to staple and a volume to grow with.
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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

From the Publisher
"[A] go-to staple and a volume to grow with." — Publishers Weekly

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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