Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Learn to cook from the best chefs in America

Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to Jos? Andr?s's home kitchen, it was a journey peppered with rock-star chefs and dedicated home cooks unified by a common ...

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Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Learn to cook from the best chefs in America

Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home kitchen, it was a journey peppered with rock-star chefs and dedicated home cooks unified by a common passion, one that Roberts understands deeply and transfers to the reader with flair, thoughtfulness, and good humor: a love and appreciation of cooking. Roberts adapts recipes from Hugh Acheson, Lidia Bastianich, Roy Choi, Harold Dieterle, Sara Moulton, and more.

The culmination of that journey is a cookbook filled with lessons, tips, and tricks from the most admired chefs in America, including how to properly dress a salad, bake a no-fail piecrust, make light and airy pasta, and stir-fry in a wok, plus how to improve your knife skills, eliminate wasteful food practices, and create recipes of your very own. Most important, Roberts has adapted 150 of the chefs' signature recipes into totally doable dishes for the home cook. Now anyone can learn to cook like a pro!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579655259
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,138,447
  • File size: 37 MB
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Meet the Author

Adam Roberts is the creator of The Amateur Gourmet, called one of the "World's Best Food Blogs" by The Times of London and a "food world must-read" by The Denver Post. Since he began his blog in 2004, Roberts has been featured on CNN and hosted several shows for Food Network online, and in addition to writing his own blog, he writes for Food & Wine, Salon, Serious Eats, The Huffington Post, and Epicurious. He is currently discovering places to eat in his new hometown: Los Angeles, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    This cookbook is a real treasure.  Great chefs, amazing photgrap

    This cookbook is a real treasure.  Great chefs, amazing photgraphs, and easy to master modifications of amazing dishes by master chefs. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    This is one of the best new cookbooks I've read in years. It's s

    This is one of the best new cookbooks I've read in years. It's so much more than just new recipes,  though it's got great ones. If you admire any of these chefs it is worth checking out.  This book provides special insight into each chef's skills, knowledge, and personality.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Not only did I learn a ton from this book, it was also a super-f

    Not only did I learn a ton from this book, it was also a super-fun and witty read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Witty and Original- so much fun! 

    Witty and Original- so much fun! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Wonderful introduction not only to a number of helpful kitchen t

    Wonderful introduction not only to a number of helpful kitchen techniques, but also to great chefs and their cookbooks.  There are a number of cookbooks I use EVERY WEEK that I learnt about, and got to try, through the chapters in this book. Nice read, to boot!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    A wonderful book! Full of wit, charm, heart and great recipes. G

    A wonderful book! Full of wit, charm, heart and great recipes. Great gift item as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    This cookbook is amazing. Fun and smart and very easy to use.

    This cookbook is amazing. Fun and smart and very easy to use.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Love this book!

    Love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Disappointed

    I have been cooking for a long time and did not find this book helpful as the title suggests. It is more like a book about cooking with famous chefs. I so wanted to learn so new tricks in the kitchen. I would thumb through it if you are buying it for a new cook.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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