Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Adam Roberts
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Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by Adam Roberts

Learn to cook from the best chefs in America

Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home kitchen, it was a journey peppered with rock-star chefs and dedicated home cooks unified by a common passion, one that Roberts understands deeply and transfers to the reader with flair, thoughtfulness, and good humor: a love and appreciation of cooking. Roberts adapts recipes from Hugh Acheson, Lidia Bastianich, Roy Choi, Harold Dieterle, Sara Moulton, and more.
 

The culmination of that journey is a cookbook filled with lessons, tips, and tricks from the most admired chefs in America, including how to properly dress a salad, bake a no-fail piecrust, make light and airy pasta, and stir-fry in a wok, plus how to improve your knife skills, eliminate wasteful food practices, and create recipes of your very own. Most important, Roberts has adapted 150 of the chefs' signature recipes into totally doable dishes for the home cook. Now anyone can learn to cook like a pro!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579655259
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 39 MB
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About the Author

Adam Roberts is the creator of The Amateur Gourmet, called one of the "World's Best Food Blogs" by The Times of London and a "food world must-read" by The Denver Post. Since he began his blog in 2004, Roberts has been featured on CNN and hosted several shows for Food Network online, and in addition to writing his own blog, he writes for Food & Wine, Salon, Serious Eats, The Huffington Post, and Epicurious. He is currently discovering places to eat in his new hometown: Los Angeles, California.

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Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is a real treasure.  Great chefs, amazing photgraphs, and easy to master modifications of amazing dishes by master chefs. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best new cookbooks I've read in years. It's so much more than just new recipes,  though it's got great ones. If you admire any of these chefs it is worth checking out.  This book provides special insight into each chef's skills, knowledge, and personality.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only did I learn a ton from this book, it was also a super-fun and witty read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Witty and Original- so much fun! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful introduction not only to a number of helpful kitchen techniques, but also to great chefs and their cookbooks.  There are a number of cookbooks I use EVERY WEEK that I learnt about, and got to try, through the chapters in this book. Nice read, to boot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book! Full of wit, charm, heart and great recipes. Great gift item as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is amazing. Fun and smart and very easy to use.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been cooking for a long time and did not find this book helpful as the title suggests. It is more like a book about cooking with famous chefs. I so wanted to learn so new tricks in the kitchen. I would thumb through it if you are buying it for a new cook.