Simple Secrets to Better Everyday Cooking (Better Homes and Gardens(R))

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9780696207525: Simple Secrets to Better Everyday Cooking (Better Homes and Gardens(R))

The Better Homes and Gardens test kitchen presents a hundreds of illustrated time-saving tips and flavor-enhancing techniques to complement one's everyday cookery, along with 140 delicious recipes for poultry, fish and seafood, meats, salads, pasta, vegetables, grains and beans, eggs and cheese, breads, baked goods, and desserts. 50,000 first printing.

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Contemporary Cuisine 101--a simple description for Better Homes and Garden's Simple Secrets to Better Everyday Cooking. This book guides the kitchen freshman up to graduation with honors with all of the need-to-know basic tips and techniques to make memorable meals. Simple Secrets offers hundreds of basic how-tos, from choosing the ripest berry to creating caramel shards. Each page features tempting recipes, over 150 included, coupled with helpful tips or techniques, to aid the reader with the recipes. Though it is a great book for the novice, the recipes are definitely in a class above the basic casserole. Each has a sophisticated flair consistent with the current cuisine trends--Provencal Chicken with Herbed Penne or Irish Coffee Meringues, for example. The food photography offers another complement to most of the recipes as a visual aid for the inexperienced cook.

Featured recipes, such as Pork Medallions with Fennel and Pancetta, promise a wonderful rich blend of flavors. Though it sounds involved, Simple Secrets makes the preparation easy and understandable, even to the point that the authors provide a simple explanation on how and why it is necessary to pound the medallions before cooking. To complete the lesson, the back of the book features many different menu suggestions, a comprehensive food glossary, and listings of necessary equipment and basic pantry ingredients a good cook should always have on hand. This book makes the grade with tasteful marks. --Teresa Simanton

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The latest cookbook/reference from Better Homes & Gardens includes 150 recipes and close to 200 boxes and sidebars providing all sorts of useful information. The recipes are easy and diverse, from Middle Eastern Fresh Fava Bean Salad to Thai Rice Noodles to Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mediterranean Relish. The "tips," many of which include mini-recipes as well, cover a wide range of topics, from roasting garlic to using a mandoline to frenching a rack of lamb. And dozens of color photographs illustrate recipes, techniques, and ingredients: those dubbed "Identifying Foods" ("Mushrooms Beyond the Basics," "Know Your Chiles," etc.) are particularly useful. For most collections.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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