Timing Is Everything: The Complete Timing Guide to Cooking

Timing Is Everything: The Complete Timing Guide to Cooking

by Jack Piccolo
     
 

Cooking shouldn't be a research project, forcing you to read through recipes to find answers to the simplest of questions: How long? Now, Timing Is Everything, the ultimate guide to timing and storage, provides easy answers at a glance.  

Author Jack Piccolo has assembled chart after chart offering invaluable, at-your-fingertips cooking times

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Overview

Cooking shouldn't be a research project, forcing you to read through recipes to find answers to the simplest of questions: How long? Now, Timing Is Everything, the ultimate guide to timing and storage, provides easy answers at a glance.  

Author Jack Piccolo has assembled chart after chart offering invaluable, at-your-fingertips cooking times for grains, fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, sausage, even nuts! Taking into consideration size, weight, and thickness, each food's cooking time is listed alongside brief, easy-to-follow instructions on each particular cooking method. In an instant, you can find, for example, how long to broil a piece of salmon, toast pine nuts, or boil fettuccine (fresh or dried). In addition, general directions on cooking methods--from baking to deep-frying to stir-frying--and sections on storing and freezing foods are included for quick reference.

Separate chapters on microwaving, pressure cooking, and storing foods supply important information in the same easy chart format. Who hasn't wondered about defrosting and reheating in the microwave, or relying on frozen meats and vegetables? By definitively answering these questions, Timing Is Everything takes the guesswork out of cooking so home cooks can be more confident in the kitchen and concentrate on making the most out of their ingredients and preparing a delicious meal.  

Never overcook another steak, serve pasta that is too al dente, or worry about food safety again. Once you get your hands on this book, you'll be amazed you ever cooked without it.  

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
After an introduction to cooking methods, Piccolo provides charts detailing timing for everything from braising small game birds to defrosting in the microwave to storing foods in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer. There is certainly a lot of information here, but whether or not there is an audience for the book seems questionable. Most novice cooks (and many others as well) would prefer to follow recipes, while more experienced cooks, when improvising, would probably just turn to a favorite cookbook for guidance on timing. Not a necessary purchase. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609802076
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.15(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Piccolo has added to his cooking skills while traveling throughout the world and spending his summers in Italy. He has worked as an illustrator, designer and creative director at the advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach and as a director in his own film company, Story Piccolo Guliner. Today he is writing screenplays and a novel and lives in New York City.

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