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On Food and Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 896

On Food and Cooking

Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking...

Mastering the Art of French Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 684

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-10-05
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  • Publisher: Knopf

For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.

Cooked
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 480

Cooked

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-04-23
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  • Publisher: Penguin

**Now a docu-series streaming on Netflix, starring Pollan as he explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exectuve produces the four-part series based on Pollan's book, and each episode will focus on a different natural element: fire, water, air, and earth. ** In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bre...

Food and Cooking in Victorian England
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 201

Food and Cooking in Victorian England

Provides a history of food and cooking in Victorian England, explaining how recipes reflected their writers' socioeconomic status, detailing the evolution of breakfast and lunch, and tracing the snob appeal of foods with French names.

Joy of Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 915

Joy of Cooking

Detailed information on foods and cooking techniques accompany fundamental recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, pies, cookies, candies, and desserts

Cooking, Cuisine and Class
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 253

Cooking, Cuisine and Class

The preparation, serving and eating of food are common features of all human societies, and have been the focus of study for numerous anthropologists - from Sir James Frazer onwards - from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives. It is in the context of this previous anthropological work that Jack Goody sets his own observations on cooking in West Africa. He criticises those approaches which overlook the comparative historical dimension of culinary, and other, cultural differences that emerge in class societies, both of which elements he particularly emphasises in this book. The central question that Professor Goody addresses here is why a differentiated 'haute cuisine' has not e...

Cooking in Ancient Civilizations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Cooking in Ancient Civilizations

Examines cooking as an integral part of Acient civilizations.

The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 736

The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

'If this were the only cookbook you owned, neither you nor those you cooked for would ever get bored.’ Nigella Lawson Marcella Hazan is widely regarded as one of the greatest Italian cookery writers in the world and The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is her masterpiece. Aimed at cooks of every level, be they beginners or accomplished chefs, it is an accessible and comprehensive guide to authentic Italian cuisine and should find a place in the kitchen library of anyone who is passionate about good food. Featuring hundreds of recipes ranging from soups, pastas and risottos, to delicious meat and vegetable dishes, The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is an indispensable addition to any kitchen.

Cooking in Europe, 1250-1650
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 153

Cooking in Europe, 1250-1650

A sampling of authentic recipes used in Europe from 1250-1650 are presented in the same form in which they first appeared and are accompanied by explanations of unfamiliar terms and basic guidelines for preparation.

Japanese Cooking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 507

Japanese Cooking

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