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Cooking Basics for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Basic tools, techniques, and recipes for creating easy, delicious meals

It doesn't take culinary mastery and great recipes to be a great cook. Cooking Basics For Dummies, 4th Edition, appeals to beginners who want to learn the basics of cooking and implement understandable and practical recipes in their everyday cooking experience.. Cooking Basics For Dummies digs you out of microwave dinners and tipping delivery persons and propels you with all the ingredients you need toward becoming a superior home cook. This hands-on guide shows you the fun and easy way to prepare meals all your guests and family members will love, from die-hard vegetarians to the most passionate meat eaters.

  • Fun, tasty, and easy recipes the whole family will enjoy for every occasion
  • Covers grilling, slow cooking, pressure cooking, roasting, and sautŽing
  • Considerations for vegetarians, special diets, and sustainable dishes with flavor and pizzazz

With the help of Cooking Basics For Dummies, you'll be able to handle boiling, poaching, steaming, braising, grilling, and so much more like a master.

Synopsis:

Cooking Basics For Dummies, 4th Edition, includes new information on: Popular cooking techniques such as grilling, slow cooking, pressure cooking, roasting, and sauteing Creating vegetarian, special diet, and sustainable dishes with flavor and zest Incorporating ethnic dishes into your everyday menus Fun, tasty, and easy recipes that the whole family will enjoy for every occasion

In addition, revised information includes: The basic supplies, utensils, and gadgets you need to start cooking Organizing your kitchen so that everything is accessible Stocking your pantry with the right foods Finding foolproof ways to fix your cooking mistakes Making a quick and healthy dinner using what you have in your pantry Keeping your budget intact while shopping

Synopsis:

Now updated for its Fourth Edition, "Cooking Basics For Dummies" features new information on such popular cooking techniques as grilling, slow cooking, pressure cooking, roasting, and sauting. It also covers the basic supplies, utensils, and gadgets fledgling chefs need to get started.

About the Author

Bryan Miller is a food and feature writer covering restaurants and dining trends all over the world.

Marie Rama is an independent food, beverage, and media consultant.

Eve Adamson is the coauthor of The Mediterranean Diet.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Go On In — It's Only the Kitchen.

Chapter 1: Cooking with Confidence.

Chapter 2: Investing in the Essential Tools.

Chapter 3: The Bare Necessities: Stocking Your Pantry and Fridge.

Part II: Know Your Techniques.

Chapter 4: The Cutting Edge: Working with Knives.

Chapter 5: Boiling, Poaching, and Steaming.

Chapter 6: Sautéing.

Chapter 7: Braising and Stewing: Slow and Seductive.

Chapter 8: Roasting Poultry, Meats, and Veggies.

Chapter 9: Coals and Coils: Grilling and Broiling.

Chapter 10: Baking Basics.

Part III: Expand Your Repertoire.

Chapter 11: Mastering Breakfast.

Chapter 12: Super Soups and Savory Salads.

Chapter 13: From Sides to Mains: Great Grains.

Chapter 14: Making Sensational Sauces: Fear No More.

Chapter 15: Sweet Dreams.

Part IV: Now You're Cooking! Real Menus for Real Life.

Chapter 16: Taking It Easy with One-Pot Meals.

Chapter 17: Making More (and Better) for Less.

Chapter 18: When You Want to Impress.

Chapter 19: Would I Serve You Leftovers? This Is My Latest Creation!

Chapter 20: Summertime Soirees.

Chapter 21: Feeding Holiday Hordes: Festive Winter Menus.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Common Cooking Disasters and How to Deal with Them.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Think Like a Chef.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Cook for Good Health.

Appendix A: Glossary of 100 (Plus) Common Cooking Terms.

Appendix B: Common Substitutions, Abbreviations, and Equivalents.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470913888
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
General
Author:
Miller, Bryan
Author:
Adamso
Author:
Rama, Marie
Author:
Adamson, Eve
Author:
Neve
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Beginning
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Miscellaneous Methods
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
20101208
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
233.7 x 188 x 25.4 mm 24.64 oz

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Methods » Miscellaneous Methods
Cooking and Food » Quick and Easy » Beginners' Cooking

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Product details 456 pages For Dummies - English 9780470913888 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Cooking Basics For Dummies, 4th Edition, includes new information on: Popular cooking techniques such as grilling, slow cooking, pressure cooking, roasting, and sauteing Creating vegetarian, special diet, and sustainable dishes with flavor and zest Incorporating ethnic dishes into your everyday menus Fun, tasty, and easy recipes that the whole family will enjoy for every occasion

In addition, revised information includes: The basic supplies, utensils, and gadgets you need to start cooking Organizing your kitchen so that everything is accessible Stocking your pantry with the right foods Finding foolproof ways to fix your cooking mistakes Making a quick and healthy dinner using what you have in your pantry Keeping your budget intact while shopping

"Synopsis" by , Now updated for its Fourth Edition, "Cooking Basics For Dummies" features new information on such popular cooking techniques as grilling, slow cooking, pressure cooking, roasting, and sauting. It also covers the basic supplies, utensils, and gadgets fledgling chefs need to get started.
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