On Cooking: A Testbook Of Culinary Fundamentals

Steve Labensky; Sarah Labensky; Alan M. Hause; Steven Labensky; Priscilla Martel; Genie Cost




Prentice Hall

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Attractively designed and extensively illustrated with color photographs, line drawings, charts and tables, this contemporary introduction to cooking and the culinary arts focuses on information relevant to today's students. Comprehensive and well written, and now offering a strong Media Program, On Cooking, 4/e emphasizes an understanding of cooking fundamentals, explores the contemporary dining option of vegetarian cooking, discusses nutrition and special health issues, and provides information on other relevant topics such as culinary history and food science.


  • Test Kitchen Program offers over 140 in-chapter recipes tested by culinary schools assures recipe accuracy.
  • Approximately 50 new recipes and expanded recipe variations add greater variety of recipes and offer additional basic, competency-based recipes.
  • A strong Media Program packaged with each text includes:

DVD ROM-an interactive assessment tool

Cost Genie CD-a cost management tool

  • New chapter Flavor and Flavorings explores distinguishing and understanding how flavoring affects taste & smell of foods; helps students develop flavor perception and be able to describe tastes.
  • New section on the Flavors of Wine and Spirits located within the Flavors and Flavoring chapter identifies the major wine varieties and illustrates how to use wines and spirits in cooking.
  • New chapter Vegetarian Cooking brings into focus an important contemporary dining option.
  • Over 1800 original color photographs and line drawings illustrate preparation and presentation techniques and identify fresh foods and ingredients, tools, and equipment.

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Other editions: Softcover - 2007, Softcover - 2007, Softcover - 2005, Softcover - 2005, Hardcover - 2002

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