I'm Just Here for the Food: Kitchen User's Manual

I'm Just Here for the Food: Kitchen User's Manual

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by Alton Brown
     
 

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This sturdy kitchen organizer is the perfect companion for any home cook—and essential for fans of Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For the Food.Designed to be a constant kitchen companion, the Kitchen User's Manual has eight separate sections for your recipes, notes, and other cooking essentials. Each section includes a durable full-page plastic pocket

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This sturdy kitchen organizer is the perfect companion for any home cook—and essential for fans of Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For the Food.Designed to be a constant kitchen companion, the Kitchen User's Manual has eight separate sections for your recipes, notes, and other cooking essentials. Each section includes a durable full-page plastic pocket to hold clippings, equipment manuals and warranties, and other kitchen paperwork. Blank pages have plenty of space for clippings or handwritten recipes—plus notes on the side. And it's the place for all that cooking information that's rarely gathered in one place: temperature and measurement conversion charts, ingredient substitutions, guides to cuts of meat, cutting and carving diagrams, sanitation and safety information, and much more.

Author Bio: Alton Brown is the host of the Food Network's Good Eats. He began his TV career as a cameraman and commercial director, but when e wasn't shooting he was cooking and watching cooking shows, which he thought were dull and uninformative. Tired of the griping, Brown's wife, DeAnna, suggested they do something about it. They moved to Vermont, where Brown attended the New England Culinary Institute. During the years that followed, he concocted a new kind of food show, one that blends wit with wisdom, history with pop culture, and science with common cooking sense. Alton and DeAnna live in the southern United States with their daughter, Zoey, �one worthless hound dog,� and an iguana named Spike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584792987
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.87(d)

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I'm Just Here for the Food 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
KingfishATCG More than 1 year ago
I recently received this book as a Christmas gift from my fiancee'. I will definitely marry the girl now. As a scientist who is interested in cooking, this book is a joy; as a non-scientist who enjoys cooking, my fiancee' finds it fascinating and informative. Alton Brown has written here a cookbook unlike any other you've likely to have read. It's not just a collection of recipes (although there are about 90 great recipes inside); it's culinary science 101. It's literally a culinary class in your kitchen. To understand how, why, and when to cook, you gain insight into the PROCESS of cooking, not just going through the motions as is the case when you just follow recipes. Anyone who wants to know what to do when you look in the fridge and are trying to decide what to do with what you have in there for dinner needs this book. This book inspires creativity by providing its reader with a deeper understanding of the kitchen. It's a must have for any kitchen library.
WeekendChef More than 1 year ago
Alton Brown consistently produces great cooking techniques and recipes. His love for the hardware store is clearly demonstrated in some of these techniques. The how and why behind these techniques is written in clear terms (for us non-chefs)and the step by step is easy to understand.The only drawback to this electronic book is the fact that some of the illustrations are more than just expansions of the text. They are sometimes the recipe or cooking technique itself and the electronic format of this book is not perfect. Some of the pages show themselves as pages that are "snap shots", which are not expandable and sometimes cannot be read. I read a review prior to purchase that also talked on this point but purchased the book anyway. Great book, great author but with some reservations about the electronic formatting of this edition. Would still recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book on my nook tablet. Let me preface my comment with the fact that I love Alton Brown and I am enjoying this book. That said, some pages are regular nook text and other pages look like pdf's from the actual book ( I'm not certain of this, that's just how it looks on the nook screen). At any rate, these "pdf" style pages are too small to read and the text size cannot be changed by the usual method on the nook. I find this very annoying and I wish the entire book would be in the regular nook text... Other than this technical issue, it's a great book so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Alton Brown, and I love Good Eats, and I love this book. The only thing it lacks, are good illustrations, demonstating how to perform the tasks in the book. Nonetheless, I'm still a fan, and I would reccomend this book to anyone wanting learn the science behind cooking, not just performing a recipe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alton as always tells you why not just what. It's the only way I learn.
chuckMT More than 1 year ago
Alton Browns book "I'm just here for the food" elevates cooking to new levels for those of us who are used to open book measurement,ingredient instruction. A background based on science provides those of us that are novices a clear understanding of why we fail or succeed in our efforts to satisfy our palate. It is extremely gratifying to prepare a fine meal for myself and my family using guidance found in this book. It has also made the purchase of quality groceries easier,and more affordable. My thanks go out to Alton for a job well done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not just a cookbook with recipes and directions, but it is also packed with the theory of cooking: why one should briase instead of roast, the finer points of grilling and smoking food, and a lot of information about specific foods as well. You won't find haute cuisine here, but your knowledge base about cooking in general, and good food in particular, will become much broader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think alton brown is the best cook ever! Me and my dad are always trying out his recipies. Not one of them has turned out bad. He is funny and so is his show. Besides the humor you learn helpful cooking tecniques. By the way i am ten! Alton brown rocks! I totally agree with you number six.
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Bought this because i was a fan of the show, but without the visuals with which to follow along, cooking is much more difficult. Mostly though, the rating is due to the poor formatting of the book - scans of pages are inserted amongst the text, and due to the inability to zoom, the pages (essential to certain recipes) are unreadable. If B & N fixed this (oh please), then I'd improve the review to 4/5.
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I think alton brown is the best chef ever and i love his show he is funny but at the same time you learn so much and the food he makes is really good me and my mom made on of his dishes a pnd it was delicios cant wait to make it again ( by the way im 10 yeats old
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Gotta love Alton!