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"Maran Illustrated Cooking Basics" is a valuable resource to a wide range of readers-from people cooking for themselves or for their next big family event. Maran Illustrated Cooking Basics shows the reader the best way to perform each task, while the full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions walk the reader through each task from beginning to end. Thorough topic introductions and useful tips provide additional information to help enhance the readers' cooking experience. "Maran Illustrated Cooking Basics" is packed with essential information for those who are new to cooking and will provide more experienced cooks with a refresher course on the basics and the opportunity to add more advanced skills to their repertoire.
1. Kitchen Essentials 2. Going to the Grocery Store 3. Food Preparation Techniques 4. Preparing Specific Foods 5. Cooking Techniques 6. Savory Starters 7. Salads & Sides 8. Eggs, Noodles, Legumes & Grains 9. Beef & Pork Dishes 10. Chicken Dishes 11. Fish & Seafood 12. Baked Goodies 13. Reference & Measurements
Posted August 6, 2006
The Moran family's easy, illustrated color books serve as bare-bones basic guides for beginners and Cooking Basics is no exception. Here's the perfect place to begin: going to the grocery store, learning about how to shop wisely and how to identify cuts of meat, to step-by-step directions backed by color photos all the way. Where other beginner's guides include only the finished dish, Cooking Basics goes above and beyond, making it the item of choice for any novice in the kitchen.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 27, 2006
Cooking Basics is an excellent book that teaches basic cooking skills to novice cooks. Maran Illustrated publishes how-to books to help teach readers new skills. Cooking Basics is their latest addition. Each step is excellently photographed to help demonstrate the skill that is being taught. There are several recipes included, each are rich in flavor, has its nutrition facts listed, as well as each stage of the recipe photographed. The chapters included in this book: Kitchen Essentials Going to the Grocery Store Food Preparation Techniques Preparing Specific Foods Cooking Techniques Savory Starters Salads & Sides Eggs, Noodles, Legumes & Grains Beef & Pork Dishes Chicken Dishes Fish & Seafood Baked Goodies and Reference & Measurements. Some of the tasty recipes you will find in this book are: Cranberry Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Cheesecake Squares, Pan-Fried Tilapia and Pan-Roasted Vegetables with Bulgur. An excellent book for the new cook, pick up a copy of this book today.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.