9780688152543

The New Making of a Cook: The Art, Techniques, And Science Of Good Cooking

Madeleine Kamman

ISBN 10: 0688152546 / 0-688-15254-6
ISBN 13: 9780688152543
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
The Making of a Cook became an instant classic upon its publication in 1971. Since then much has changed in the way America cooks and The New Making of a Cook meets these changes head-on. This fully revised edition teaches every technique used in today's homes and professional kitchens, from julienning vegetables to roasting meats to steaming fish to baking bread. With years of experience teaching America's top chefs how to cook, Madeleine knows what works and why.

Today's cooking is much more heart-healthy, and The New Making of a Cook is filled with low-fat cooking techniques, along with hundreds of recipes that extract maximum flavor from the least required amount of fat (though culinary indulgences still remain). In addition to techniques and recipes, The New Making of a Cook tells the important whys of cooking-why meats brown in the pan; why egg whites stiffen when they are beaten.

The New Making of a Cook is an extraordinary and indispensable reference from an extraordinary teacher. Completely rewritten for today's cook, it will become a classic all over again.


Review:
Professional cooking schools have used Madeleine Kamman's The Making of a Cook since it first appeared in 1971. She has now revised it to reflect newer techniques, the availability of a wider range of ingredients, and the recent American aversion to fat. She suggests eating fats in moderation, and includes recipes for cholesterol-free gingerbread and more. Fundamentally, Kamman teaches classic French technique as applied to American ingredients. For example, she carefully explains how to make a classic espagnole sauce as chefs have made it for centuries and also provides, as an alternative, a brown stock made in the microwave.

A good chef must understand food chemistry; any good cook is fascinated by the hows and whys of the kitchen. Kamman gives the information that a professional requires, with clarity anyone can understand.

The main drawback to The New Making of a Cook is that its size makes it awkward to have in the kitchen, though you will want it handy for recipes such as Stuffed Pork Butt with Apples and Pistachios; the Pilgouri at Delphi, a bulgur pilaf studded with Feta cheese; Chocolate Puff Pastry; and Kamman's brilliant quartets of recipes for vegetable stir-frys and steamed chicken breasts.

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Book Description: William Morrow & Company, New York, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New 1st edition hardcover, 1st printing (1997), new unclipped mylar-protected jacket showing orig. $40.00 price at top right inside front flyleaf, new cover w/ black linen wrapping spine & extending 2.12" onto front & back panels covered in immaculate silver-white paper, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, pristine end-papers on heavy cream-white stock, new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & w/ blue & white-checked cloth bands at spine-caps, pristine interior elegantly printed w/ striking clarity & w/ excellent layout throughout on superb silk-finish paper * 8.28" x 10.6" x 2.48", 11 kg, xvii+1228 (1245) pp. * "This monumental, professional, thorough, & well-researched book is inspiring. Combining French savoir-faire / Cartesian thinking w/ American ingenuity, enthusiasm, & unconventionality, Madeleine Kamman has produced a remarkable work that will be edifying for any cook but essential for the serious culinary student." - Jacques Pepin. Bookseller Inventory # 006327

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