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Professional Garde Manger: A Comprehensive Guide to Cold Food Preparation / Edition 1

Professional Garde Manger: A Comprehensive Guide to Cold Food Preparation / Edition 1


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470179963
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Pages: 816
Sales rank: 451,751
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Lou Sackett is a food writer and culinary educator who has written for both local and national culinary publications. Having taught previously at The Restaurant School in Philadelphia, she currently teaches at Dauphin County Technical School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Jaclyn Pestka is a regionally acclaimed restaurant chef with a specialty in world cuisines. Her tenure as chef instructor at The School of Culinary Arts in York, Pennsylvania led to her work in garde manger and expertise in charcuterie. She is now executive chef of Channels Food Rescue in Central Pennsylvania.

Wayne Gisslen (Consulting Author) is the author of the best-selling series of culinary books that includes Professional Cooking, Professional Baking, Advanced Professional Cooking, and Essentials of Professional Cooking, all published by Wiley. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he has written and worked extensively in the field of culinary arts.

Table of Contents

Recipe Table of Contents.


How to Use This Book.


1.The Garde Manger Profession.

The History of Garde Manger.

The Successful Garde Manger Chef.

Opportunities in Garde Manger.

Garde Manger Facilities and Equipment.

2. Sauces and Dressings.

Introduction to Emulsion Sauces.



Classic Mayonnaise Sauces.

Contemporary Mayonnaise-Based Sauces and Dressings.

Dairy-Based Sauces.

Cold Sauces Made from Vegetables and Fruits.

3. Simple Salads and Tossed Salads.

Salads Made from Leafy Greens.

Salad Ingredients.

Purchasing Salad Greens.

Cleaning, Fabricating, and Storing Salad Greens.

Four Methods of Preparing Simple and Tossed Salads.

4. Cold Vegetables and Fruits.

Vegetables in Garde Manger Work.

Applications for Cold Vegetables.

Understanding Vegetables.

Fruits in Garde Manger Work.

Applications for Fruits and Fruit Dishes.

Understanding Fruit.

Purchasing, Storing, and Managing Produce.

Fabricating Produce.

Preparing Vegetables for Raw Service.

Cooking Vegetables and Fruits.

5. Complex Salads.

Understanding Complex Salads.

Understanding Arranged Salads.

6. Cold Seafood.

Understanding Seafood Classifications.

Types of Cold Seafood Dishes.

Cooking Methods for Cold Seafood.

Seafood Mousses.

Seafood Served Raw.

Raw Shellfish Specialties.


7. Cold Meats.

Applications for Cold Meats.

Preparing Cold Meat Products.

Raw Meat Dishes.

Meat-Based Mousses.

Foie Gras.

8. Cold Soups.

Understanding Cold Soups.

Preparing Cold Soups.

9. Garde Manger Sandwiches.

Understanding Sandwiches.

The Four Basic Sandwich Elements.

Types of Sandwiches.

Making Sandwiches.

Sandwich Procedures and Recipes.

10. Cold Hors d’Oeuvres.

Understanding Hors d’Oeuvres.

Types of Hors d’Oeuvres.

Presenting Hors d’Oeuvres.

Serving Hors d’Oeuvres.

Preparing Canapés.

11. Cured and Smoked Foods.

Understanding Curing.

Ingredients for Cured Foods.

Curing Procedures.

Brine Curing.

Dry Curing.

Introduction to Smoked Foods.


Smoking Temperature.

Equipment for Smoking.

The Smoking Procedures.

Foods Preserved in Fat.

12. Sausages.

Understanding Sausages.

The Anatomy of a Sausage.

Types of Sausages.


Equipment for Sausage Making.

The Four Phases of Sausage Production.

13. Pâtés, Terrines, and Charcuterie Specialties.

Pâtés and Terrines.

Equipment for Pâté Production.

Preparing Pâtés and Terrines.

Galantines, Ballottines, and Pâté Roulades.

Storing and Presenting Pâtés.

14. Cheese and Other Dairy Products.

Fresh Dairy Products.

Fermented Dairy Products.


15. Mousselines.

Introduction to Mousselines.

Understanding Mousseline Forcemeats.

Ingredients for Mousselines.

Preparing Mousseline Forcemeats.

16. Aspic and Chaud-Froid.

The Challenge of Aspic and Chaud-Froid Work.



Mayonnaise Collée.

Aspic and Chaud-Froid Work.

Surface Décor for Aspic and Chaud-Froid Work.

17. Condiments, Embellishments, and Décor.

Finishing Touches.




18. Buffets and Food Bars.

Understanding Buffets.

Food Bars.

Appendix: Basic Preparations.



Subject Index.

Recipe Index. 

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