On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals (2nd Edition)

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For introductory Food Preparation courses in general culinary arts and food and beverage programs. Attractively designed and extensively illustrated with color photographs, line drawings, charts, and sidebars, this contemporary introduction to cooking and food preparation focuses on information that is relevant to today's student chef. Comprehensive and well-written, it emphasizes an understanding of cooking fundamentals, explores the preparation of fresh ingredients, and provides information on other relevant topics, such as food history and food science.

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Attractively designed and extensively illustrated with color photographs, line drawings, charts, and sidebars, this introduction to cooking and food preparation presents information that is relevant to today's student chef. It emphasizes an understanding of cooking fundamentals, focuses on the preparation of fresh ingredients, and provides information on other relevant topics, such as food history and food chemistry.

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Attractively designed and extensively illustrated with color photographs, line drawings, charts, and sidebars, this contemporary introduction to cooking and food preparation focuses on information that is relevant to today's chef. Comprehensive and well-written, it emphasizes an understanding of cooking fundamentals, explores the preparation of fresh ingredients, and provides information on other relevant topics, such as food history and food science. Contains a major section on Garde Manger — including chapters on Sandwiches and Hors d'Oeuvre and Canapés. Includes a chapter on Buffet Presentation. Contains over 750 proven, tested recipes — from the authors and from numerous chefs working throughout the country in culinary programs, hotels and restaurants. In addition, a nutritional analysis is provided with every recipe. Outlines the development and traditions of various foods and cuisines, and places the development of specific dishes or techniques into historical perspective. For those already working within or for those studying for a career within the food service industry.

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