9780762774487

The Starter Cook A Beginner Home Cook's Guide to Basic Kitchen Skills & Techniques

  • ISBN 13:

    9780762774487

  • ISBN 10:

    0762774487

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/06/2011
  • Publisher: Lyons Press

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

The Starter Cook is the perfect quick culinary reference, a learner's manual to that sometimes intimidating room in one's home: the kitchen. With its plethora of helpful tips and a step-by-step guide to every major technique, it helps the beginner home cook connect the dots as he learns his way around the kitchen. Linda Johnson Larsen covers all the basics--from understanding food storage and preparation to perfecting knife skills to learning to poach chicken--and then some, like covering all special preparations needed for select ethnic dishes. Peppered throughout are quick tips to make life in the kitchen a little bit easier. With The Starter Cook, the good home cook--or even a beginner, whether a recent college grad or a newlywed--can become a great one.

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