Professional Cooking Hardcover – Jun 20 2002
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"...used by culinary education programmes around the country and is considered one of the main culinary resources by instructors..." (Catering UK, 31 August 2002)
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"A reference for a lifetime."André Cointreau
President and CEO, Le Cordon Bleu
(from the Foreword)
If youre serious about cooking, youll want to join the hundreds of thousands of chefs who have used Wayne Gisslens Professional Cooking to learn the basics of their craft. With more information and step-by-step photographs than ever before, the Fifth Edition of this bestselling culinary classic gives you a complete foundation in cooking techniques and the theories behind them.
Youll find detailed information on tools and equipment, mise en place preparation, basic cooking principles and techniques, and food presentation and garnishing. Progressing logically from simple cooking methods to more advanced techniques, the book helps you to understand the underlying principles first and then focus on applying them. It lets you work at your own pace through every part of the menu, from stocks, sauces, and soups to meats, poultry, fish, and shellfish; vegetables and grains; and breads and desserts.
Procedures are explained clearly, step by step, with more than 1,100 recipesalmost 100 of them new to this editionto help you develop your skills and build confidence. Along the way, hundreds of color photographs of techniques and finished dishes are a valuable source of guidance and inspiration.
A special feature of the book is the participation of Le Cordon Bleuone of the worlds most prestigious cooking schoolswhose master chefs have contributed more than 100 recipes. There are also new chapters on sausages and cured food as well as pâtés, terrines, and other cold foods, plus added sections on game (birds and animals).
Throughout, the books up-to-date, color-coded format makes it easy to find key information at a glance so that you can spend less time reading and more time creating in the kitchen. So if youre looking to take your cooking skills to a higher level, start the way the professionals dowith Wayne Gisslens Professional Cooking.See all Product Description
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Cooking is all about economy; you might as well start here. Save yourself a few bucks and get the Trade version. Use the extra cash to burn some eggs and overcook a little fish.
The illustrations are beautiful and very helpful, the directions clear and concise. Make no mistake, this is a complete cooking school course with everything except the tuition and practice. Starting at the beginning is a good idea because it is laid out like a course. So, it teaches a technique and then from that point forward in the book it refers to the technique. However, with a thorough index it is not a problem to find out where the technique was discussed.
There is no better book to learn professional cooking or just learn the techniques to astound your friends. Thorough and well documented, when it comes to learning professional cooking techniques, this is the book to have.
This book helped me alot to prepare me for my apprentiship and the inter-provincial red seal in cooking. Don't use this book in class if you are in the culinary programs at any shool, just get the issued textbook and buy Professinal cooking as a reference, because some of the recipies are not the in the issued text book and sometimes the issued textbook is not really straight forward on instructions or concepts.
Most recent customer reviews
Great book, worth the price considering just how much information is in it.Published 1 month ago by Ajani
A great cooking resource for at home or for teaching a class. I used lots of it for home economics classes I taughtPublished 18 months ago by Chantelle
I love it. It tells everything you need to know about cooking.Published on July 27 2014 by liduoyang
this book was part of my Red seal certification book.it is a great tool.I would like to keep it my kitchen.Published on April 13 2014 by robert D Ranganathan
If you plan on a challenging the Red Seal exam then this is the book to get. I would also suggest getting the accompanying study guide.Published on Feb. 26 2014 by David P Kolke