21st Century Cook: The Bible of Ingredients, Terms, Tools & Techniques Vinyl Bound – Jul 1 2006
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About the Author
JENI WRIGHT, author of several Le Cordon Bleu titles, and ANGELA NILSEN, winner of Cookery Journalist of the Year at the 2004 UK Guild of Food Writers Award.
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Jeni Wright makes a book that is made for the kitchen. The cover of the book can be wiped off from splashes and splatters, as the cover was designed for use in the kitchen. I like that with each entry, she will tell you how to choose the ingredient, what it will taste like, how to store it, its preparation, and what it can be used for. Often small recipes are given to have demonstrate the use of the ingredient.
The book also spends much time going over meat of many varieties and dairy products. When covering the meat, she tells you about the different cuts of meat, what they should be ideally, and then how to prepare these cuts. A few recipes are given as well so you can prepare food. When it comes to the poultry she gives all of the information about cuts, what they should look like ideally, and how to prepare, but she also spends time telling you how to cut up a chicken, duck, and even pheasant.
21st Century Cook is a wonderful book packed with all sorts of information. With this book, I can easily find information about techniques and ingredients. I like that she covers the common, and not so common techniques and ingredients. This book would be a great addition to anyone's cooking library.
Highly recommended - purhcasing more for family members!