Cook's Kitchen Handbook & 500 Basic Recipes: How to Cook * Step-by-step Preparation and Cooking Techniques * Easy to Follow * Ingredients and Equipment * Simple and Classic Recipes * Over 1900 Photographs by Hermes House (Hardback, 2013)
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This title shows you how to cook. It features step-by-step preparation and cooking techniques and is easy to follow. It includes: ingredients and equipment; simple and classic recipes; and over 1900 photographs. This is the definitive reference book for cooks of all abilities - a must for every kitchen library. In this book, essential techniques and basic recipes explained, from roasting meat and filleting fish to making classic sauces and baking fabulous cakes. It features more than 500 recipes catering for every kind of dish, from light snacks and appetizers to sophisticated main course meals, elegant desserts and popular bakes. It includes advice on useful kitchen equipment, plus all the essential storecupboard ingredients. It features over 1900 photographs illustrate in clear, step-by-step sequences all the recipes, methods, basic skills and culinary techniques that you will ever need. Aimed at all those who wish to extend their kitchen skills and culinary repertoire, this book offers the kw-how and inspiration to enable you to cook with confidence. It starts with classic techniques, from how to roast meat and fillet fish to how to make a refreshingly smooth sorbet. Next, there is a superb range of recipes, from soups and appetizers right through to lavish cakes and desserts. Step-by-step photographs guide you through every stage of preparation, so whether you want to make a classic dish or need reassurance when trying out a new idea, you can be assured of successful results. With over 500 recipes, the book is the ultimate kitchen reference.
Carole Clements is a highly regarded author, food expert, cooking editor and home-economy consultant. She lived in France for seven years, working in the food profession, and was awarded the Grande Diplome Culinaire from Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris. She also studied with and assisted Simone Beck and Roger Verge in their French cooking schools. She has translated and adapted for the home kitchen the recipes of several Michelin-starred chefs.