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On Food and Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 896

On Food and Cooking

Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking...

Cooking in Ancient Civilizations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Cooking in Ancient Civilizations

Examines cooking as an integral part of Acient civilizations.

The Cooking Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 544

The Cooking Book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The ultimate bible for today's busy cook: a cookbook, pocket shopping list and DVD in one. The cookbook that really understands what you need in the kitchen, answering all your culinary questions, from what the finished dish should look like and if it can be prepared it ahead, to what to do with leftovers. Over 1,000 mouth-watering recipes, thousands of explanatory photographs, and superb step-by-step guidance will teach you how to get great home-cooking on the table without fuss. Plus a 90-minute DVD demonstrates over 25 everyday techniques. With a pull-out Pocket Shopping Book listing every recipes ingredients, perfect for dropping in your handbag so you'll never need to write a shopping list again.

Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 366

Cooking

From its intriguing opening question—"How can we reasonably judge a meal?"—to its rewarding conclusion, this beautiful book picks up where Brillat-Savarin left off almost two centuries ago. Hervé This, a cofounder (with the late physicist Nicholas Kurti) of the new approach to studying the scientific basis of cooking known as molecular gastronomy, investigates the question of culinary beauty in a series of playful, lively, and erudite dialogues. Considering the place of cuisine in Western culture, This explores an astonishing variety of topics and elaborates a revolutionary method for judging the art of cooking. Many of the ideas he introduces in this culinary romance are illustrated by dishes created by Pierre Gagnaire, whose engaging commentaries provide rare insights into the creative inspiration of one of the world's foremost chefs. The result is an enthralling, sophisticated, freewheeling dinner party of a book that also makes a powerful case for openness and change in the way we think about food.

Food and Cooking in Victorian England
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 201

Food and Cooking in Victorian England

Provides a history of food and cooking in Victorian England, explaining how recipes reflected their writers' socioeconomic status, detailing the evolution of breakfast and lunch, and tracing the snob appeal of foods with French names.

Food Preparation and Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 442

Food Preparation and Cooking

This book provides students with the best teaching programme for NVQ Catering and Hospitality in food preparation and cooking. Building on the proven success of the previous edition, it details the cookery units involved

Smarter Investing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Smarter Investing

Simple yet effective advice for anyone who wants their money to work harder than they do. Most investment books offer a bewildering array of complex strategies for how best to invest your money. But often the chances of success are remote and the rules are impossible to follow in practice. Smarter Investing introduces you to a simple and powerful set of rules for successful investing, helping you to build an investment portfolio that suits your needs, stays the course when markets get rough and quietly gets on with the job of generating better results. In this updated and revised edition, Tim Hale gives you all the advice you’ll need and demonstrates that the key to successful investing is to do a few straightforward things exceptionally well. Smarter Investing will help you: Establish what you want your money to do for you Work out how much money you need to achieve your goals Avoid the mistakes that generations of investors have made Build a balanced portfolio that’s right for you, using a simple set of understandable and accessible building blocks Select robust and transparent investment products easily and effectively

Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 560

Cooking

In an era of outfitted home kitchens and food fascination, it's no wonder home cooks who never learned the fundamentals of the kitchen are intimidated. Twenty years ago, James Peterson could relate, and so he taught himself by cooking his way through professional kitchens and stacks of books, logging the lessons of his kitchen education one by one. Now one of the country's most revered cooking teachers, Peterson provides the confidence-building instructions home cooks need to teach themselves to cook consistently with ease and success. COOKING is the only all-in-one instructional that details the techniques that cooks really need to master, teaches all the basic recipes, and includes hundred...

The Cooking of History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 344

The Cooking of History

Over a lifetime of studying Cuban Santería and other religions related to Orisha worship—a practice also found among the Yoruba in West Africa—Stephan Palmié has grown progressively uneasy with the assumptions inherent in the very term Afro-Cuban religion. In The Cooking of History he provides a comprehensive analysis of these assumptions, in the process offering an incisive critique both of the anthropology of religion and of scholarship on the cultural history of the Afro-Atlantic World. Understood largely through its rituals and ceremonies, Santería and related religions have been a challenge for anthropologists to link to a hypothetical African past. But, Palmié argues, precisely...

Ratio
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Ratio

Michael Ruhlman’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller takes us to the very “truth” of cooking: it is not about recipes but rather about basic ratios and fundamental techniques that makes all food come together, simply. When you know a culinary ratio, it’s not like knowing a single recipe, it’s instantly knowing a thousand. Why spend time sorting through the millions of cookie recipes available in books, magazines, and on the Internet? Isn’t it easier just to remember 1-2-3? That’s the ratio of ingredients that always make a basic, delicious cookie dough: 1 part sugar, 2 parts fat, and 3 parts flour. From there, add anything you want—chocolate, lemon and orange zest, nuts...