French Cooking: Classic Recipes and Techniques

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French Cooking: Classic Recipes and Techniques:

  • Over 200 culinary techniques - the building blocks for how to cook any recipe - are demystified in this illustrated guide to French gastronomy.
  • Paperback
  • 512 pages

Measurements: 9½" x 10¾"

Published: October 26, 2010

Official book description:

French cuisine can appear daunting, but it's one of life's greatest pleasures. French Cooking offers the step-by-step kitchen techniques that are the secret to success. The book opens with a guide to the fundamentals of cooking: knife techniques (chopping, paring), cooking methods (braising, grilling, steaming, poaching, roasting), sauces and stuffings, eggs, dough. Each method is explained in text and photographs; twenty-four are further clarified on the accompanying ninety-minute DVD. Organized in courses, 125 classic recipes-quiche Lorraine, onion soup, tarte Tatin-provide ample inspiration. Each recipe is graded with a three-star rating so that home chefs can gauge its complexity-and expand their cooking abilities gradually with experience. Eight recipes from France's leading chefs offer the ultimate challenge. Cross references throughout to techniques, DVD footage, glossary terms, and related recipes make navigation easy. Practical resources complete the volume: visual dictionaries of basic kitchen equipment, cuts of meat, and types of herbs, grains, spices, legumes; a glossary; and indexes of the recipes, main ingredients, and culinary techniques. With an introduction by Paul Bocuse, this impressive volume is an essential guide for novice and established cooks alike.

Material: Paper

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Brand: Random House

Origin: United States

Publishing behemoth Random House is the largest English language publisher in the world, with books of all kinds including the best in fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature. Random House first made international news by successfully defending in court the U.S. publication of James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, setting a major legal precedent for freedom of speech. Beginning in the 1930s, the company moved into publishing for children, and over the years has become a leader in the field. Random House entered reference publishing in 1947 with the highly successful American College Dictionary, which was followed in 1966 by the equally successful unabridged Random House Dictionary of the English Language. It continues to publish numerous reference works, including the Random House Webster's College Dictionary.