Everyone's Time To Cook

How to Start a Love Affair with Cooking

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Everyone's Time To Cook
Available
05/30/2013
Square One Publishers

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8.0 X 10.0 in
416 pg



COOKING / General

9780757003790
$24.95 Hardback
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Everyone's Time To Cook

By  Robert L Blakeslee

Description

For some people, cooking a meal is as easy and effortless as a walk in the park. But for others, even frying an egg may seem like a hike up Mount Everest. Designed for everyone who feels clueless in the kitchen, Your Time to Cook is a true “first” cookbook, packed with important kitchen essentials and cooking fundamentals - as well as a collection of basic, easy-to-prepare recipes.

Kicking off the book is an introduction to kitchen gadgets and gizmos, essential guidelines for stocking the pantry, and a review of common cooking terms and food-preparation techniques. Hundreds of magnificent full-color photos help make the information clear and accessible - whether it is a description of how to chop an onion, scramble an egg, cook the perfect steak, or brew the best cup of coffee. Over 250 foolproof recipes include everything from breakfast favorites and party appetizers to hearty soups, salads, veggie side dishes, pastas, and seafood, as well as chicken, beef, pork, and lamb dishes. There is also a dessert chapter that’s packed with your favorite sweet treats. To further ensure successful results, photos accompany each recipe’s step-by-step directions, while practical tips and “tricks” make sure that each meal is not only picture perfect, but also perfectly delicious.

Whether you are a newlywed struggling in your first kitchen, a single out on your own, or just someone who’d like to gain more confidence in the kitchen, Your Time to Cook is a valuable reference - one that will become the cornerstone of your cooking experience. May it help make your kitchen a happy place where you share good food, good times, and good memories.

Reviews

"Between the book's 230 kitchen-tested recipes and its 1,500 full-color images (all taken by Blakeslee himself), no matter how seasoned you may be, you're going to discover something brand new or be reminded of something you forgot." Kitchen Ade (syndicated column) - Sue Ade


Author Biography

Robert L Blakeslee earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in Northern California. He has been a college professor at the International Fine Arts College in Miami, Florida, and is an internationally published award-winning graphic designer, art director, and creative director. The author is also a gourmet cook and a cookbook illustrator and photographer.

Table of contents

Acknowledgments,

Words from the Author,

Introduction,

1. Welcome to Your Kitchen,

2. Stocking the Pantry,

3. Terms and Techniques,

4. That’s Entertainment,

5. I Love Breakfast!,

6. Bottoms Up!,

7. Appeteasers,

8. You’re My Hero!,

9. Salad Days,

10. Soup Is Hot!,

11. Show-Stopping Sides,

12. Everyone Loves Pasta!,

13. Something Fishy,

14. Chicken Tonight,

15. What’s Your Beef?,

16. Pig and Lambs,

17. Holiday Feast,

18. Just Desserts,

Metric Conversion Charts,

Index,

Introduction or preface

Welcome to the wonderful world of cooking! Don’t be afraid. It’s a lot easier than you may think. Developing your skills in the kitchen (or improving your existing skills) is an adventure that anyone can enjoy . . . and Everyone’s Time to Cook is the perfect starting place. It is a true “first” cookbook, packed with important kitchen essentials and cooking fundamentals, as well as a collection of basic, easy-to-prepare recipes.

One of the reasons this book is such a great choice for the novice cook lies in its unique visual approach. Cooking is an art, and it’s no secret that most people tend to learn much better and quicker when they are guided visually rather than verbally. For this reason, throughout the book, you will find over a thousand full-color photos and illustrations to help make the information clear and accessible – whether it is the description of a cooking technique, a listing of kitchen staples, or directions on how to set the perfect table or brew the perfect cup of coffee. Photos also accompany each recipe’s reader-friendly step-by-step directions that further guide you to perfect results every time.

Although Everyone’s Time to Cook is designed to build a solid foundation for the inexperienced cook, if your kitchen skills are better than basic, you will also find it beneficial. In addition to discovering some great new recipes, you are likely to come across a new technique, a helpful shortcut, or a better method for preparing certain foods.

No matter what your qualifications are as a cook, you will find Everyone’s Time to Cook to be a valuable reference – one that will hopefully become the cornerstone of your cooking experience. May it help make your kitchen a happy place where you share good food, good times, and good memories.