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Cooking Know-How: Be a Better Cook with Hundreds of Easy Techniques, Step-By-Step Photos, and Ideas for Over 500 Great Meals

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Publisher Comments:

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have written more than a dozen bestselling cookbooks. But their latest book, Cooking Know-How, is a radically new sort of project. Offering far more than just a collection of recipes, it explains the how's and why's of cooking—and gives you the techniques and know-how you need to become a better cook.

But don't think it's going to get "cheffy." No chopped chervil here! In a conversational and entertaining way, Cooking Know-How offers sixty-five kitchen-friendly, technique-driven recipes for a wide range of dinnertime favorites, from Roasted Birds, Risotto, and Meatballs to Enchiladas, Ribs, and Veggie Burgers. For each recipe, Bruce and Mark provide detailed, step-by-step explanations (not just directions) that demystify cooking, along with full-color how-to photographs. Who knew dinner could be so much fun?

Or you can skip the explanations and just try one of the eight or so tasty variations that follow each entry. After Beef Stew, for example, you'll find a Sunday Pot Roast Stew with bacon, potatoes, and tomatoes; a French-Inspired Beef Stew with pancetta, prunes, and ground allspice; or even a knock-it-out-of-the-park version of the Belgian classic, Carbonnades Flamandes. Once you understand the science and art of roasting birds, you'll never think twice about making roast chicken, game hens, and even that holiday turkey. Or better yet, create your own signature variations based on the flavors you like or what's fresh at the market.

Throughout the book, Bruce and Mark sprinkle in a wealth of kitchen tips and tricks of the trade. The more you use Cooking Know-How—and you'll find more than 500 specific dishes in total—the more you'll build your cooking skills and expand your dinner repertoire.

Illustrated throughout with more than 300 color photographs, including hundreds of how-to shots, Cooking Know-How distills the kitchen wisdom Bruce and Mark have gained through decades of writing about food. The result is a brand-new kind of cookbook: a beginner's guide, a pro's library of favorites, a reader's cookbook all in one. It's just what you need to cook with confidence, creativity, and flair.

Synopsis:

Welcome to a whole new kind of cookbook.

"Knowing how to cook has challenged lots of men. Women, too. What most people learn is a specific recipe: how to make this pasta sauce, or that loaf of bread. What about learning how to cook in general? And not just the 'how' but the 'how come?' That requires a technique book.

"What you'll find in this book is an alphabetical list of sixty-five recipe-driven, technique-centered explications that build out into hundreds of dishes.

"Armed with the knowledge of the simple mechanics of a dish, the five or so steps it takes to make it, you can walk into the market, find what's fresh (or on special), bring it home, and have dinner on the table without any worries, any overly romantic pretensions, or any cookbooks piled on the floor: fresh every time—and your way, too."

—from the Introduction

"The recipes are structured without being fussy and the majority are relatively easy. This is a welcome rarity, imparting a useful, innovative framework as well as the confidence to depart from it."

Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, the creators of the bestselling Ultimatecookbook series, are known for their great recipes. But in their exciting new book, Weinstein and Scarbrough provide more than just recipes: they demonstrate the essential techniques people need to become more confident in the kitchen.

Cooking Know-Howis organized around 65 "master recipes" for a wide range of dinnertime favorites, from Filet Mignon, Ribs, and Pot Roast to Enchiladas, Thai Curry, and Vindaloo. The authors use each master recipe as a jumping-off point to teach basic techniques, providing detailed step-by-step instructions along with full-color how-to photographs. Once cooks understand the techniques, they can try out one of the eight recipe variations the authors provide at the end of each master recipe section (for Bean Soup, for example, the eight choices range from Black Bean Soup to Minestrone). Or, even better, they can start improvising their own variations.

Filled with authoritative how-to instructions, lively advice and asides, over 300 illuminating color photographs, and more than 500 terrific recipes, Cooking Know-How is a one-of-a-kind how-to cookbook--the ideal kitchen companion for both cooking beginners and veteran home chefs seeking to expand their skills and repertoire.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough (Colebrook, CT) are the authors of the bestselling series of single-topic Ultimatecookbooks, including The Ultimate Ice Cream Book(978-0-688-16149-1). They are contributing editors to Eating Well and columnists for Cooking Light, Today's Health and Wellness, weightwatchers.com, and Relish.Weinstein and Scarborough also write regularly for other magazines and newspapers and have appeared on the Todayshow, the CBS Early Show, and The View, among other programs.

About the Author

LUCY SCHAEFFER is a New York City-based food, travel, and lifestyle photographer. She worked for five years as a photo editor and photographer at Food & Wine magazine.
MARK SCARBROUGH is the bestselling coauthor of the Ultimate cookbook series, including The Ultimate Ice Cream Book. He is a contributing editor to Eating Well and a columnist for weightwatchers.com ("The Every Day Gourmet"), as well as Today's Health & Wellness ("Five After Five"). He has also written for Cooking Light, Relish magazine, Gourmet, the Washington Post, Wine Spectator, Fine Cooking, and numerous other publications. Weinstein has also appeared on the Today show, the CBS Early Show, and The View, among other programs. He lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
BRUCE WEINSTEIN is the bestselling coauthor of the Ultimate cookbook series, including The Ultimate Ice Cream Book. He is a contributing editor to Eating Well and a columnist for weightwatchers.com ("The Every Day Gourmet"), as well as Today's Health & Wellness ("Five After Five"). He has also written for Cooking Light, Relish magazine, Gourmet, the Washington Post, Wine Spectator, Fine Cooking, and numerous other publications. Weinstein has also appeared on the Today show, the CBS Early Show, and The View, among other programs. He lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Bean Soup.

Beef Stew.

Biryani.

Boneless Center-Cut Pork Chops with a Pan Sauce.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts with a Pan Sauce.

Braised Bone-in Chicken Breasts or Thighs.

Braised Bone-in Pork Chops.

Brunswick Stew.

Burgers.

Cacciatora.

Chicken and Rice.

Chicken Soup.

Chili.

Chilled Fruit Soup.

Creamy Vegetable Soup.

Duck Breasts with a Fruit Sauce.

East Indian Curry.

Enchiladas.

Escabeche.

Filets Mignons and Other Red Meat Medallions with a Simple Sauce.

Fish Fillets with a Simple Pan Sauce.

Fricassee.

Fried Rice.

Frittata.

Gratin.

Hash.

Jerk Casserole.

Lo Mein.

Macaroni and Cheese.

Marinara.

Meatballs.

Mediterranean Fish Stew.

Mussels.

New England Chowder.

Omelet.

Oven-Frying.

Packets.

Pad Thai.

Paella.

Pan-Frying.

Pasta in a Cream Sauce.

Picadillo.

Pizza.

Poached Fish Fillets.

Pot Pie.

Pot Roast.

Rack of Lamb.

Ribs.

Risotto.

Roasted Birds 1: Under 4 Pounds Each.

Roasted Birds 2: Large Birds.

Roasted Fish.

Roasted Meat.

Roasted Shrimp.

Scallops or Shrimp with a Pan Sauce.

Scaloppine.

Shanks and Bones.

Skewers.

Soufflé.

Steaks 1: Strips and Sirloins with Herb Butter.

Steaks 2: Rib-Eyes, T-Bones, Veal Chops, and Other Bone-In Steaks.

Steamed Whole Fish.

Steam-Roasted Duck and Goose.

Stir-Frying.

Strata.

Tagine.

Tetrazzini.

Thai Curry.

Veggie Burgers.

Vindaloo.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470180808
Subtitle:
Be a Better Cook with Hundreds of Easy Techniques, Step-by-Step Photos, and Ideas for Over 500 Great Meals
Author:
Weinstein, Bruce
Photographer:
Schaeffer, Lucy
Author:
Scarbrough, Mark
Author:
Schaeffer, Lucy
Author:
Weinstein
Author:
Scarbrough
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Cookery, International
Subject:
General
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General Cooking
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how to cook
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Cooking techniques
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cooking technique
Subject:
Cooking methods
Subject:
methods of cooking
Subject:
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Subject:
ultimate recipes
Subject:
joy of cooking
Subject:
how to cook everything
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - General
Subject:
Methods - General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Professional Cooking & Culinary Arts
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
March 2009
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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"Synopsis" by , Welcome to a whole new kind of cookbook.

"Knowing how to cook has challenged lots of men. Women, too. What most people learn is a specific recipe: how to make this pasta sauce, or that loaf of bread. What about learning how to cook in general? And not just the 'how' but the 'how come?' That requires a technique book.

"What you'll find in this book is an alphabetical list of sixty-five recipe-driven, technique-centered explications that build out into hundreds of dishes.

"Armed with the knowledge of the simple mechanics of a dish, the five or so steps it takes to make it, you can walk into the market, find what's fresh (or on special), bring it home, and have dinner on the table without any worries, any overly romantic pretensions, or any cookbooks piled on the floor: fresh every time—and your way, too."

—from the Introduction

"The recipes are structured without being fussy and the majority are relatively easy. This is a welcome rarity, imparting a useful, innovative framework as well as the confidence to depart from it."

Publishers Weekly

"Synopsis" by , Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, the creators of the bestselling Ultimatecookbook series, are known for their great recipes. But in their exciting new book, Weinstein and Scarbrough provide more than just recipes: they demonstrate the essential techniques people need to become more confident in the kitchen.

Cooking Know-Howis organized around 65 "master recipes" for a wide range of dinnertime favorites, from Filet Mignon, Ribs, and Pot Roast to Enchiladas, Thai Curry, and Vindaloo. The authors use each master recipe as a jumping-off point to teach basic techniques, providing detailed step-by-step instructions along with full-color how-to photographs. Once cooks understand the techniques, they can try out one of the eight recipe variations the authors provide at the end of each master recipe section (for Bean Soup, for example, the eight choices range from Black Bean Soup to Minestrone). Or, even better, they can start improvising their own variations.

Filled with authoritative how-to instructions, lively advice and asides, over 300 illuminating color photographs, and more than 500 terrific recipes, Cooking Know-How is a one-of-a-kind how-to cookbook--the ideal kitchen companion for both cooking beginners and veteran home chefs seeking to expand their skills and repertoire.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough (Colebrook, CT) are the authors of the bestselling series of single-topic Ultimatecookbooks, including The Ultimate Ice Cream Book(978-0-688-16149-1). They are contributing editors to Eating Well and columnists for Cooking Light, Today's Health and Wellness, weightwatchers.com, and Relish.Weinstein and Scarborough also write regularly for other magazines and newspapers and have appeared on the Todayshow, the CBS Early Show, and The View, among other programs.

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