The Illustrated Kitchen Bible

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The Illustrated Kitchen Bible is all quality content-a tremendous resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas.

This book takes recipes and techniques and puts them under the microscope. How to get the best when shopping? What the preparation and cooking stages are? What to look for? What should it feel and smell like? How to save the day if something ...
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Overview

The Illustrated Kitchen Bible is all quality content-a tremendous resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas.

This book takes recipes and techniques and puts them under the microscope. How to get the best when shopping? What the preparation and cooking stages are? What to look for? What should it feel and smell like? How to save the day if something isn't right? What to serve with it? What to do with the leftovers (if there are any)? The result is home cooking at its most perfect.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756639747
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/20/2008
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 362,052
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2008

    A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO ANY COOKBOOK COLLECTION

    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.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    Great starter book

    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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  • Posted October 17, 2009

    You'll never be home without it!

    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.

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