This is a handbook for the starter cook. Ingredients and techniques are listed alphabetically for quick and easy reference, and it provides the basic methods and techniques for dealing with vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, poultry, grains, legumes, pulses, breads and pasta, with advice on how to clean, store, prepare and cook each entry. Line drawings illustrate techniques such as dicing, slicing, coring fruit and rubbing in fat, and where appropriate a very simple recipe - such as a basic broth or pie - is included, which allows the reader to develop the skills demonstrated. Entries also cover simple but easily-forgotten information such as how to poach an egg, the quantities for a Yorkshire pudding batter, and what temperature to roast a chicken at.
All You Need to Know to Prepare and Freeze over 200 Everyday Foods
Author: Carol Bowen
Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
The ultimate how-to guide to storing food in your freezer—how long to store, how to prepare for storage, and how to thaw out over 200 kinds of foodstuffs. In this sequel to her Basic Basics Combination & Microwave Handbook, Carol Bowen offers more handy kitchen and culinary advice with an easy to follow, encyclopedic layout. Simply look up the fruit, vegetable, fish, meat, sauces, cakes, or herbs of your choice to find the correct guidelines on freezing each type of food. Bowen also explains the technical aspects of how freezers work, gives advice on choosing and positioning your freezer, and covers topics such as freezer insurance, cleaning, maintenance, emergencies, packaging, and accessories. You will also learn techniques for freezing, defrosting, refreezing, and thawing, as well as storage times. These days, making the most of your food budget is more important than ever. And with The Basic Basics Home Freezing Handbook, you’ll save both food and money with any meal!
This is not only a basic recipe book. It is also an essential guide and handy reference to the three major types of ovens on the market. If you are thinking of buying a microwave, or have bought one and want to get the best from it, you need this book.
This is THE essential guide and handy reference book for microwaves, combination microwaves and convection microwaves. It is NOT a recipe book; it provides an A-Z guide on how to plan, prepare and cook over 200 everyday foods on easy to read tables with settings and timings. Got a whole sea bass to cook? Look it up and you'll know precisely at what temperature (for the combination oven), at what setting (for a microwave) and for how many minutes. The book is divided into sections for fish & shellfish, poultry and game, meat, vegetables, pasta & rice, eggs & cheese, grains, nuts & pulses, sauces, fruit & puddings, breads, cakes and sweets, savouries, drinks and essential foods & ingredients.
It's the 1.8-million-copy bestselling cookbook that's become a modern-day classic. Beginning cooks will learn how to boil an egg. Experienced cooks will discover new ingredients and inspired approaches to familiar ones. Encyclopedic in scope, rich with recipes and techniques, and just plain fascinating to read, The New Basics Cookbook is the indispensable kitchen reference for all home cooks. This is a basic cookbook that reflects today's kitchen, today's pantry, today's taste expectations. A whimsically illustrated 875-recipe labor of love, The New Basics features a light, fresh, vibrantly flavored style of American cooking that incorporates the best of new ingredients and cuisines from around the world. Over 30 chapters include Fresh Beginnings; Pasta, Pizza, and Risotto; Soups; Salads; every kind of Vegetable; Seafood; The Chicken and the Egg; Grilling from Ribs to Surprise Paella; Grains; Beef; Lamb, Pork; Game; The Cheese Course, and Not Your Mother's Meatloaf. Not to mention 150 Desserts! Plus, tips, lore, menu ideas, at-a-glance charts, trade secrets, The Wine Dictionary, a Glossary of Cooking Terms, The Panic-Proof Kitchen, and much more. Main Selection of the Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service and the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books.
A-Z of Every Ingredient In Your Kitchen with Inspirational Ideas For Using Them
Author: Suzy Bowler
Publisher: Hachette UK
The waste this book tackles is not just of food and money but of really good eating opportunities. With this book you'll discover delicious ways of making the most of every scrap of food available, without being forced into the cycle of buying more ingredients just to use up leftovers. There are hundreds of suggestions for imaginative, ingredient-inspired cooking. Never again leave food to fester because you can't think what to do with it. Take advantage of special offers and discover the many ways they can be enjoyed.Find out which ingredients can be substituted for others to vary a basic recipe.Use even small amounts of food to create a 'cook's treat' or as a tasting sample.Enjoy the freedom of impromptu cooking with the ultimate list of essential store cupboard, fridge and freezer basics - you won't have to hit the shops in order to use up what you have.Be inspired by 100s of fun and useful tips; e.g. how to turn a lonely bacon rasher into Bacon Salt to sprinkle on poached eggs, roast tomatoes, cheese on toast, or any number of things. DID YOU KNOW? The most wasted food is bread and yet there are so many delicious dishes that can be made with it, even when stale; from French Toast and Bread Pudding to Panzanella and Skordiala. This book gives 22 basic ideas for using up bread - with numerous variations, often using other leftovers! What do you do with the 1.6 million untouched bananas that are wasted annually? You peel them, freeze them and dip them in chocolate!
Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona
Author: Jackie Alpers
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
A collection of delicious recipes from local restaurant experts and the author’s own original recipes, all inspired by the rich culture of Sonora, Arizona. A cookbook dedicated to the foods inspired by the region’s beauty and diversity, Taste of Tucson discovers through recipes and photos the unique mix of cultures that create Southern Arizona’s incredible cuisine. Award-winning photographer and cookbook author Jackie Alpers shares her own inspired food creations in this book as well as her favorite restaurants’ dishes, while incorporating the history of the Sonora region, the mysticism and lore, and how it has contributed to the food of the people who live there. Building from tried-and-true basics and tutorials on tacos, enchiladas, carne asada, and huevos rancheros, she divulges secrets to making Sonora’s most unique savories and sweets, including Chicken Mole Amarillo, Adobo Pulled Pork, Red Pozole, Dark Chocolate and Coffee Figgy Pudding Cakes, and more. For cooks of all levels, from anywhere in the world who loves to dine on this Southwestern region’s foods, this cookbook welcomes you to bring Sonora’s best and most iconic tastes into your own kitchen.
An Inspiring A Z of Ingredients and Delicious Ideas
Author: Suzy Bowler
With this book you'll discover great ways of making the most of every scrap of food available, without being forced into the cycle of buying more ingredients just to use up your leftovers. It includes hundreds of suggestions for imaginative, ingredient-inspired cooking that prevents food from going to waste and saves you money. · Never again leave food to fester because you can't think what to do with it. · Take advantage of special offers and discover the many ways they can be enjoyed. · Use even small amounts of food to create a 'cook's treat' or as a tasting sample. · Enjoy the freedom of impromptu cooking with the ultimate list of essential store cupboard, fridge and freezer basics - you won't have to hit the shops in order to use up what you have. · Be inspired by hundreds of fun and useful tips including how to turn a lonely bacon rasher into Bacon Salt to sprinkle on poached eggs, roast tomatoes, cheese on toast, or any number of things. · Try one of the many delicious dishes that can be made with bread, even when stale, from French Toast and Bread Pudding to Panzanella and Skordalia. Creative Ways to Use Up Leftovers also includes many basic recipes, explains which flavours complement each ingredient and provides useful storage advice to keep your food fresh for longer. Front Cover Text 18
Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking is a book that simplifies, once and for all, the process of preparing fish. Organized in an easy-reference, A-Z format, Fish gives you the culinary lowdown on seventy kinds of fish and shellfish commonly found in American supermarkets and fish stores. Each entry describes how the fish is sold (fillets, steaks, whole, salted), other names it goes by, how the fish should look, and buying tips. Fish begins with general guidelines on how to store, prepare, and cook fish, whether sauteing, frying, grilling, or smoking, and you will find easy-to-follow illustrations of such important basics as how to gut and fillet a fish. Fish also includes up-to-the-minute information on the health benefits of fish in our diet. In addition, there are more than five hundred recipes and variations, all of which use low-fat, high-flavor ingredients to accent the intrinsic natures of the individual fish rather than mask them. And the vast majority of the recipes are ready in less than thirty minutes.