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Dimensions of Food / Edition 6

Dimensions of Food / Edition 6


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Dimensions of Food / Edition 6

The sixth edition of Dimensions of Food explores the relationship between good nutrition and optimum heatlh, as well as the connection between careful food preparation and wholesome eating. It allows for the exploration and understanding of the multidimensional nature of food and how to maximize the culinary experience.

The first part of the book explores the economic, nutritional, palatability, sanitation, chemical, and processing aspects of food. The demonstrations and exercises in the second part of the book provide basic understanding of the functional and structural properties of various food groups, including starches, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy, meat, poultry, and fish. The third part features microwave cookery, focusing on effective procedures for foods such as heating and defrosting, while the fourth part discusses creative meal planning and preparation.

The book also includes extensive appendices covering timely topics such as current legislation governing food supply, recent dietary guidelines, meat and egg safe cooking regulations, cooking terms, cuisine terminology, as well as a buying guide and a spice and herb chart.

What's New in the Sixth Edition:
þ Includes a new section, Dietitian's Notes, that appears in numerous chapters and provides relevant health information
þ Provides the latest American Dietary Guidelines and the updated Food Pyramid
þ Offers expanded recipe selection, representing more cultural and geographic diversity
þ Presents additional photos and figures to illustrate concepts
þ Provides useful appendices and updated website addresses
þ Contains perforated pages designed for ease of use

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849391989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/17/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

DIMENSIONS OF FOOD Economic Dimensions Nutritional Dimensions Palatability Dimensions Chemical Dimensions Sanitary Dimensions Food Processing Dimensions

FOOD PRINCIPLES Measurements, Use of Ingredients, and Laboratory Techniques Cereal and Starch Fruits and Vegetables Meat, Poultry, and Fish Plant Proteins Eggs and Egg Products Milk and Milk Products Fats and Oils Sugars, Sweeteners Batters and Doughs



APPENDICES A. Legislation Governing the Food Supply B. Food Guides and Dietary Guidelines C. Some Food Equivalents D. Average Serving or Portion of Foods E. Food Additives F. pH of Some Common Foods G-I Major Bacterial Foodborne Illnesses G-II. Meat and Egg Cooking Regulations H. Heat Transfer I. Symbols for Measurements and Weights J. Notes on Test for Presence of Ascorbic Acid K-I. Cooking Terms K-II. Cuisine Terminology L. Buying Guide M. Spice and Herb Chart N. Plant Proteins O. Websites -Frozen Desserts

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