200 Skills Every Cook Must Have

200 Skills Every Cook Must Have

The Step-by-step Methods That Will Turn A Good Cook Into A Great Cook

Book - 2015
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"Think of this book as cooking skills for dummies ratcheted up to a higher level.... Well organized and explained." --Booklist

"This book will turn a good cook into a great cook." --Vancouver Sun

This step-by-step guide to essential cooking techniques explains and illustrates every important cooking method that, once mastered, will give a cook the confidence to make all dishes, no matter the challenge.

The ten chapters describe essential tools and equipment, and explain tried-and-tested procedures to prepare a wide range of items perfectly and consistently.

The book includes:

Essential Equipment: Knives, utensils, pots and pans, ovenware, bakeware, gadgets and machines Sauces: Gravy, vinaigrette, mayonnaise, hollandaise, pastry cream, caramel, chocolate, and more Vegetables: Slicing, julienne, charring peppers, peeling tomatoes and more Fruits and Nuts: Peeling, skinning, pitting, poaching fruit and more Meat: Cuts of beef, lamb and pork; boning, roasting and more Poultry: Trussing, stuffing, spatchcocking, boning, jointing and more Fish: Boning, filleting, poaching, broiling, and more Seafood: Deveining shrimp, cracking crab, preparing squid, and more Eggs: Testing eggs for freshness, poaching, baking, souffle and more Pastry and Baking: Puff pastry, buttercream, pavlova and more Pasta, Grain, Legume, Bread: Ravioli, risotto, polenta, croutons and more Broths: Brown, vegetable, and fish broths; skimming and freezing Spices: Toasting and grinding spices, using a vanilla bean

200 Skills Every Cook Must Have is the one secret ingredient that turns any cook into a great one.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2015, c2013.
ISBN: 9781770856431
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Treuille, Eric


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