Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques, 200 Recipes, A Cook's Manifestoby Michael Ruhlman, Donna Turner Ruhlman
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Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed writer and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twenty distills Ruhlman's decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world's greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas from ingredients to processes to attitude that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cooks success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman's game-changing Twenty.
A naturally curious and intelligent cook, Michael has amassed a vast amount of culinary knowledge through his many years being around and writing about food. In his newest book Ruhlman's Twenty he has distilled everything down to the most essential 20 techniques that will help build solid skills and a positive outlook in the kitchen. It is a great resource."
-Thomas Keller, chef/owner of The French Laundry"
I'm not sure if Michael Ruhlman is a great writer who cooks or a great cook who writes, but either way he always manages to make my favorite thing: good sense. With Ruhlman's Twenty he makes sense of just about anything and everything that can happen in a kitchen by boiling it all down to twenty elemental concepts, stunningly presented in concise and useful clarity."
-Alton Brown, host of Good Eats and author of I'm Just Here for the Food"
There is something smart, useful and important to learn from each remarkable chapter of Ruhlman's Twenty. Whether you've cooked all your life or you've just come into the kitchen, you're bound to be changed by this book."
-Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table
International Association of Culinary Professionals' 2012 Cookbook Awards winner, Food and Beverage Reference/Technical category
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Meet the Author
Michael Ruhlman is the author of Ratio, The Soul of a Chef, The Making of a Chef, Charcuterie, and, with, Thomas Keller, The French Laundry Cookbook. He lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Photographer Donna Turner Ruhlman lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
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I am enjoying this book a lot. It is written with the idea that the readers knows nothing. It is a lot about the chemistry of cooking in easy to read language. This is a book I have been telling a lot of my friends about.
Same great writing as Ruhlman's other books, but with beautiful photographs by his wife. Good balance between recipes and essays.
Can use as back up to save receipes but not if you want full use for actual cooking that includes diagrams and those coffee table color photo granny
Love this volume! The recipes are good, complete with key illustrations, but the 'Tips & Techniques' are fantastic. I found his lessons to be absolutely basic and very sophisticated. An essential tool for anyone that really loves to cook more than just follow a recipe. Thank you Mr. Ruhlman.
Loved the breakdown and reasoning behind the techniques , but I wouldn't make most of the recipes . I don't want to hunt down ingredients to make most of the recipes and I love to cook/bake.