Cooking Basics for Dummies

Descriere: Basic tools, techniques, and recipes for creatingeasy, delicious meals It doesn’t take culinary mastery to be a great cook. This friendly guide digs you out of microwave dinners and propels you with all the ingredients you need to become a superior home cook. You’ll discover the fun and easy way to prepare meals all your guests and family members — from die-hard vegetarians to the most passionate meat eaters — will love. Warm up to your kitchen — set up your cooking space with essential tools and equipment and get to know basic cooking techniques from boiling and steaming to braising and stewing Take a stab at working with knives — get expert tips on the only knives you really need to have on hand and find out how to safely work with them to chop, dice, mince, carve, and more Start cookin’, good lookin’ — make tasty dishes for every meal of the day, from perfectly poached eggs to sumptuous soups and salads to crowd-pleasing pastas Don your baker’s hat — discover how easy it can be to thrill your family with homemade pies, cakes, breads, cookies, and more Wow your guests — figure out how planning and practice can remove the stress of hosting parties (and even Thanksgiving dinner!) Open the book and find: Explanations of basic cooking techniques Tips for planning your menu Advice on stocking your pantry and fridge The scoop on using herbs and spices How to make savory and sweet sauces that impress Secrets for stretching your food dollars The 4-1-1 on kitchen safety and dealing with disasters Learn to: Master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, sauteing, and more Make tasty, affordable meals the whole family will enjoy Prepare a complete holiday or party menu

  • Autori: Marie Rama, Bryan Miller, Eve Adamson
  • Editura: For Dummies
  • Anul aparitiei: 2011
  • ISBN: 9780470913888
  • Numar de pagini: 436
  • Categorie: Cooking