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The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Italian Cuisine
is a comprehensive guide to traditional Italian cooking. The book teaches the skills necessary to master both the art and the science of classic Italian cuisine, as presented by The International Culinary Centerandrsquo;s School of Italian Studies. With more than 200 recipes, detailed instructions on the professional techniques required to prepare them, and hundreds of photographs, this one-of-a-kind cookbook will appeal to both home cooks and working chefs. The book begins with andldquo;Flavors of Italy,andrdquo; an overview of the primary ingredients used in Italian cooking. The recipes that compose the core of the book are organized in 20 chapters, from antipasti, stocks, sauces, and soups to pasta, risotto, pizza, fish, meats, vegetables, and a spectacular array of desserts. The final section is an encyclopedic glossary of Italian cooking techniques, each illustrated with precise step-by-step photographs.
Praise for The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Italian Cuisine:
andldquo;Wow. This cookbook. . . . Wow. Letandrsquo;s just say if you love pasta above all else and strive for risotto perfection . . . then this is most definitely the cookbook for you!andrdquo; andmdash;TheKitchn.com
In 1984, Dorothy Cann Hamilton founded The French Culinary Institute with a singular vision: She wanted to create a culinary school that combined classic French techniques with American inventiveness in a fast-paced curriculum. Since then, the FCI has gone on to become one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world, boasting a list of alumni that includes the likes of Matthew Kenney and Bobby Flay and a faculty of such luminaries as Jacques Pepin, Andrea Immer, and Jacques Torres. But perhaps the greatest achievement of the FCI is its Total Immersionsm curriculum, in which the classes prepare a student to cook in any type of kitchen for any kind of cuisine.
Now, for the first time ever, all the best that the FCI has to offer can be found in a single sumptuous volume. The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine presents the six- and nine-week courses taught at the FCI that cover all 250 basic techniques of French cooking. Along with more than 650 full-color photographs, the book features more than 200 classic recipes as well as new recipes developed by some of the school's most famous graduates. Complete with insider tips and invaluable advice from the FCI, this will be an indispensable addition to the library of serious home cooks everywhere.
About the Author
The International Culinary Center, founded as The French Culinary Institute in 1984, is the world leader in culinary education. With locations in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and Parma, Italy, the Center is a culinary incubator with cutting edge curriculums providing world-class graduates who advance the industry. The School of Italian Studies at The International Culinary Center is one of the most authentic Italian culinary programs in the country. The unique 28-week career program divides course time between New York or California and Parma, Italy.