The Cooks's Companion: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Over 250 CookingTechniques

The Cooks's Companion: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Over 250 CookingTechniques

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by Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen
     
 


This book gives home chefs information they seldom find in even the best cookbooks. It's a step-by-step guide to basic techniques for slicing vegetables and other foods . . . blending a variety of ingredients . . . making basic stocks and sauces . . . using and storing herbs and spices . . . using eggs for successful custards, crepes, souffl©s, and omelets . … See more details below

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This book gives home chefs information they seldom find in even the best cookbooks. It's a step-by-step guide to basic techniques for slicing vegetables and other foods . . . blending a variety of ingredients . . . making basic stocks and sauces . . . using and storing herbs and spices . . . using eggs for successful custards, crepes, souffl©s, and omelets . . . skinning, filleting, and boning fish . . . tenderizing and marinating meats . . . preparing dried, fresh, and filled pasta . . . adding decorative touches to pastries and other desserts, and much more. The author gives instructions for more than 250 food preparation techniques that apply to all major food groups. Though this reference guide is not primarily a cookbook, it does include several tempting sample recipes that offer readers a chance to practice their newly acquired skills. The author's perspective is international, bringing together the tastes and techniques of many different cultures. The spiral binding keeps pages open and flat, so home chefs can refer to instructions while performing kitchen tasks. More than 600 color photos illustrate her methods.

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"From tips on drying your own herbs to perfecting a b©chamel sauce, the guide makes a great gift for both beginning and experienced home chefs… The detailed instruction is coupled with photographs so you always know where you should be in any process… It's covered wire binding makes it the perfect addition to a cookbook and cooking technique collection designed to last a lifetime."

—Tricia Robinson-Pridemore, Cookbook Digest, December 2003

"The Cook's Companion makes the perfect beginner's guide for cooks who want to use proper techniques… a wealth of color photos provides plenty of visual reinforcement."
The Bookwatch, August 2003

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764156182
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.94(d)

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