The New Food Lover's Companion / Edition 3

The New Food Lover's Companion / Edition 3

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by Sharon Tyler Herbst
     
 

The new edition of one of America's best-selling culinary reference books is bigger and better than ever, with almost 6,000 listings on subjects related to food and drink. Hailed by Bon App?tit magazine as "one of the best reference books we've seen, a must for every cook's library," it's the ultimate kitchen tool. Here are answers to questions about cookingSee more details below

Overview

The new edition of one of America's best-selling culinary reference books is bigger and better than ever, with almost 6,000 listings on subjects related to food and drink. Hailed by Bon App?tit magazine as "one of the best reference books we've seen, a must for every cook's library," it's the ultimate kitchen tool. Here are answers to questions about cooking techniques, meat cuts, kitchen utensils, food, wine, cocktail terms, and much more. Readers will also find a completely revised and expanded appendix containing a pasta glossary, a pan substitution chart, consumer information contacts, ingredient equivalents and substitutions, and more. A million readers can't be wrong—and they've found previous editions of this book invaluable. For anybody who cooks—or who simply loves food—here's a terrific reference source and an outstanding cookbook supplement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764112584
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Cooking Guide Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
792
Product dimensions:
4.87(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgmentsv
Introductionvii
How to Use This Bookix
Pronunciation Guidexi
Terms1
Appendix689
Ingredient Equivalents690
Substituting Ingredients702
Pan Substitution Chart707
High-Altitude Baking Adjustments709
Boiling Point of Water at Various Altitudes709
General Temperature Equivalents710
Hand Test for Grilling Temperatures710
Oven Temperatures711
Fahrenheit/Celsius Conversion Formulas711
Microwave Oven Conversion Chart711
Recommended Safe Cooking Temperatures712
Candymaking Cold-Water Tests713
Frying Temperatures714
Smoke Points of Popular Oils714
Fatty Acid Profiles of Popular Oils715
U.S. Measurement Equivalents716
Wine and Spirit Bottle Sizes717
Approximate Metric Equivalents718
Metric Conversion Formulas720
Food Guide Pyramid721
What's a Serving?721
Food Label Terms722
A Guide to Food Labels726
Pasta Glossary727
British and American Food and Cooking Terms732
Consumer Information Sources735
Seasoning Suggestions747
Meat Charts752
Additives Directory756
Bibliography759
About the Author772

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