Cooking Basics for Dummies

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9780764572067: Cooking Basics for Dummies

It doesn’t take culinary mastery and great recipes to be a great cook. But then again, it does take more than boiling eggs to lure you out of ordering take-out every night. Whether you want to pick up a new hobby, win your friends and family over [move “over” after “win”?] with your meals, or eat healthier, heartier meals, you’ll need to know a few things about cooking.

Basic Cooking For Dummies, Third Edition digs you out of microwave dinners and tipping delivery persons and propels you with all the ingredients you need toward becoming a superior home cook. This hands-on guide shows you the fun and easy way to prepare meals all your guests will love, from die-hard vegetarians to the most passionate meat eaters. You’ll be able to handle boiling, poaching, steaming, braising, grilling, and other essential techniques, making it easy to master:

  • Stirring up sensational soups
  • Perfecting the art of the egg
  • Dressing up salads to impress
  • Creating wonderful pasta dishes
  • One-stop one-pot meals
  • Satisfying your sweet tooth with desserts
  • Cooking for your boss
  • Making the most of leftovers
  • Meals for the most special occasions

Packed with over 150 tempting, hassle-free recipes that will satisfy every palette, as well as advice on supplying, organizing, and budgeting your kitchen, you’ll have all the know-how to become a culinary expert and possess the elusive key to anyone’s stomach!

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Cooking for Dummies is ideal for the novice chef as well as the apartment dweller with limited cooking space (and knowledge). Miller and Rama first discuss basic culinary tools and techniques before diving into the recipes, easy yet impressive menus simple enough to accommodate last-minute guests. Most recipes allow for variations; for example, the basic recipe for Gruyere Soufflé can--with a few minor substitutions--also make Salmon, Spinach, or Ham Soufflé. The style is simple and direct, and the humorous tone should put even the most timid kitchen neophyte at ease.

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Now expanded with tasty new recipes and tips on techniques

Savvy tips and easy recipes for preparing great meals

Tired of eating takeout every night? Does boiling an egg seem like a challenge? Relax! This fun guide will have you navigating the kitchen like a pro in no time. With over 150 tempting, hassle-free recipes covering trends like low-fat and vegetarian cuisines – and advice on kitchen skills, supplies, organizing, and budgeting – you’ll be making scrumptious feasts for any occasion!

Discover how to:

  • Equip your kitchen
  • Understand basic techniques
  • Cook eggs, soups, pastas, meat, poultry, and fish
  • Create delectable desserts
  • Make appealing meals in under an hour

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