Cooking Basics For Dummies

Author: Marie Rama
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118922323
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: Cooking

Get started cooking now with Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition! Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy—all without breaking a sweat! Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more. Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets Covers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organic foods Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.

Cooking Basics For Dummies Spiral bound Hardback

Author: Bryan Miller
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0470742585
Release Date: 2009-05-05
Genre: Cooking

The majority of people don’t know where to start when it comes to cooking a successful meal. Packed with easy-to-follow guidelines and recipes, this full-colour, hardback, spiral-bound edition of Cooking Basics For Dummies helps novice chefs navigate the kitchen and learn staple cooking techniques. The lay-flat binding is the ideal format for the kitchen environment and the full-colour photos throughout show readers what they can expect to achieve from their efforts. Cooking Basics For Dummies includes: Choosing the right tools and stocking your pantry The essential cooking techniques - boiling, poaching, steaming, sautéing, braising, stewing, roasting and grilling Expanding your repertoire with delicious recipes A glossary of over 100 common cooking terms About the Authors Bryan Millar is a former New York Times restaurant critic. Marie Ramer is a food writer.

Betty Crocker Cooking Basics

Author: Betty Crocker Editors
Publisher: Betty Crocker
ISBN: 0470111356
Release Date: 2008-10-20
Genre: Cooking

Betty Crocker Cooking Basics, Second Edition is the only cookbook you need to help you begin cooking with confidence, even if you barely know how to boil water. Fully updated to include 112 simple and tasty favorites like guacamole, meatloaf, and strawberry shortcake, the second edition of this comprehensive cooking guide even includes how-to photos for every recipe, advice on kitchen equipment, a reference to cooking terms, food storage tips, and cooking times and nutrition information. With game plans for special events like Thanksgiving Dinner, you will never go hungry!

Grilling For Dummies

Author: John Mariani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470504129
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Genre: Cooking

Grilling For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides readers with the how-to and what-to cook information they need to make their grilling season hot. It also offers tips sure to benefit grillers of all levels, including basic information on equipment; grill setup and maintenance; new grilling techniques for meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables; and new and updated grilling recipes.

Idiot s Guides Cooking Basics

Author: Chef Thomas N. England
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781615648214
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Cooking

Cooking is an art and knowing how to master the many skills and techniques that normally only come from years of experience in the kitchen can be tough. However, with the right expert guidance, those skills can come easy, and cooking can be fun. Idiot's Guides: Cooking Basics will help even the most inexperienced novice in the kitchen gain the skills necessary to cook nearly anything the right way. Packed full of step-by-step color photography and step-by-step lessons for over 80 classic recipes, Idiot's Guides: Cooking Basics teaches you all the basic skills required to be successful in the kitchen and learn skills that will last a lifetime.

Gourmet Cooking For Dummies

Author: Charlie Trotter
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 1740310403
Release Date: 2002-12-02
Genre: Cooking

If tuna casserole is the most exciting meal you?ve made lately, let this friendly guide come to your culinary rescue! In a matter of minutes, you can create mouth-watering dishes ? from soups and sauces to zesty vegetarian delights and seafood masterpieces ? that are guaranteed to impress your family and friends.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Cooking Basics

Author: Ronnie Fein
Publisher:
ISBN: 002863828X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Cooking

Offers easy-to-follow recipes, lists definitions of cooking terms and substitutions, and discusses organizing a kitchen and shopping for food and cookware.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Cooking for Guys

Author: Tod Dimmick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592572693
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Reference

Offers practical tips on ingredients, tools, and cooking methods; suggests dishes and menus for family, entertaining, and the big game; and includes hundreds of recipes for dishes that men know and love.

Starter Cook

Author: Linda Larsen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762775699
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Cooking

Basic cooking tips, techniques, and shortcuts, with full-color photography throughout—perfect for beginner cooks.

Betty Crocker s Cooking Basics

Author: Betty Crocker
Publisher: Betty Crocker
ISBN: 0028624513
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Cooking

A user-friendly guide to cooking any meal encompasses one hundred appealing recipes, photographs and illustrations, timetables for meals so everything turns out perfectly, tips on how to set up a kitchen, and much more. 40,000 first printing.

Baking For Dummies

Author: Emily Nolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069749
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Cooking

Ever walk past a bakery window and marvel at the assortment of cookies, tarts, pies, and cakes and wonder how they did it? Wonder no more. The secrets to creating them can now be yours. With Baking For Dummies, You'lll discover how simple (and fun!) whipping up any sort of baked good from a chocolate layer cake, a classic apple pie to a plateful of scrumptious chocolate chip cookies or black-and-white brownies actually is. The magic is in the doing and baking expert Emily Nolan shows you how. In almost no time, you'll get down to basics with easy-to-follow tips on: Outfitting your kitchen with a baker's essentials iincluding baking pans (loaf pans, springform pans, glass vs. aluminum pie plates), food processors and blenders, bowls, measuring cups, graters, and sifters Measuring ingredients, preparing pans, working with eggs, zesting fruit, and melting chocolate Getting ready to bake,preparing your kitchen, working with recipes, and using the right equipment And once you're all set, you'll marvel at how simple creating the smallest baking masterpiece really is: From chocolate cupcakes topped with mocha frosting to a lemon-curd cheesecake, to fluffy blueberry muffins and buttermilk biscuits From scrumptious pumpkin and chocolate cream pies and a classic cheesecake to outrageously delicious chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies From a heart-warming chicken potpie to a yummy cheese soufflé With over 100 recipes to choose from (including ones for soft pretzels and pizza!), eight pages of color photos, a summary cheat sheet of baking essentials, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons along the way, the book will reward, even a baking novice, with delicious results and allow you to enjoy the unending magic of baking from scratch.

The I Don t Know How To Cook Book

Author: Mary-Lane Kamberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440584763
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Cooking

Hundreds of Delicious Recipes Anyone Can Make! Do you crave homemade French Toast, Eggplant Parmigiana, and Pecan Pie, but don't know the difference between broiling and baking? This book offers a crash course in cooking basics as well as lessons on creating everything from classic entrees to decadent desserts. Complete with step-by-step instructions, a glossary of cooking terms, and 60 brand-new recipes, you'll learn all there is to know about the kitchen as you make flavorful recipes like: Baked Nutty Banana Pancakes Spinach, Bacon, and Egg Salad Stuffed Green Bell Peppers Shepherd's Pie Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies So forget macaroni and cheese from a box, frozen dinners, and takeout--The "I Don't Know How to Cook" Book, 3rd Edition shows you how to craft great-tasting, homemade meals in no time!

Cooking Soups For Dummies

Author: Jenna Holst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069900
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Cooking

Homemade soup is truly one of life’s great pleasures. Hearty soups define good eating and put the comfort in comfort food. Discovering how simple and enjoyable soup is to make is equal only to the joy of tasting your own. With Cooking Soups For Dummies, all you need know is how to boil water. Add to this, some basic advice on equipment plus tips on how to stock your kitchen pantry—and you’re well on your way to tackling the delicious assortment of recipes. But, first, you’ll get the lowdown on how to make quick work of such basics as: Various cutting methods—including chopping, cubing, dicing, mincing, shredding, and slicing Liquid foundations—including recipes for chicken, beef, vegetable, mushroom, fish, shrimp, and clam broth Soup safety—advice on proper chilling, storage containers, freezing basics (with a shelf-life table), thawing, and reheating Tips on improvising—incl uding halving and doubling recipes, remaking leftovers, ingredient substitutions, and lightening up with less fat And now to creating your own kitchen itinerary for the delicious, nutritious, eclectic, and international world of soups . . . starting with: Fresh soup from the garden—including Sweet Potato Bisque, Thrifty French Housewife’s Soup, and Fresh Tomato Basil Soup Soup from the dairy case—including recipes for Cream of Mushroom Soup, Tomato Orange Bisque, and Broccoli Cheddar Soup Hearty meat and poultry soups—including recipes for Herbed Oxtail and Vegetable Soup, Scotch Broth, and Country Chicken Noodle Soup Seafood chowders and bisques—including recipes for Fresh Salmon Chowder, Manhattan Clam Chowder, and Easy Lobster Bisque Cold soups—including Avocado Soup, Vichyssoise, and Spanish Gazpacho Full of great tips on garnishes, ideal meal pairings, and last-minute fixes, plus 100 recipes, eight pages of full-color photos, and several black-and-white illustrations, Cooking Soups For Dummies helps you discover one great thing about making soups: you don’t have to be a grandmother to cook like one!

Student Cookbook For Dummies

Author: Oliver Harrison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119996767
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Cooking

Are you a student who’s fed up with making do with greasy food and monotonous ingredients? A parent who worries about your son or daughter’s mounting tendency to nip to the fast-food van at all times of the day? Then look no further! Taking into account thepressures and stresses of university life – the work, the exams, the parties – this entertaining guide takes students through the essential skills, techniques and ingredients they need to make over 160 delicious, healthy meals on a budget and on the go. Packed with top tips on frugal shopping, diet maintenance and healthy-microwave cooking, as well as the low-down on hosting dinner parties, choosing wines and mixing cocktails, baked-bean-living will become a thing of the past! Student Cookbook For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting Started Chapter 1: Saying ‘Hello’ To Your Kitchen Chapter 2: Going Shopping Chapter 3: Knowing What You’re Eating Part 2: Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Chapter 4: Bigging up Breakfast Chapter 5: Making great Lunches Chapter 6: Snacks Part 3: Bring On The Main Course Chapter 7: Cooking For One Chapter 8: Eating the Right Food To Get You Going Chapter 9: Mastering Microwave Cooking Chapter 10: Making the Most of Time and Money Chapter 11: Decadent Desserts and Treats Part 4: Entertaining Chapter 12: Lads and Girls Nights’ In Chapter 13: Pulling Together a Sunday Roast Chapter 14: Food To Impress: Cooking for a Date Chapter 15: Getting into the Party Spirit Part 5: The Part Of Tens Chapter 16: Ten Tips For Cooking At Uni Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Eat On The Cheap Chapter 18: Ten Replacements for Expensive Ingredients

The Can t Cook Book

Author: Jessica Seinfeld
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451666328
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Cooking

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Deceptively Delicious, an essential collection of more than 100 simple recipes that will transform even the most kitchen-phobic “Can’t Cooks” into “Can Cooks.” Are you smart enough to dodge a telemarketer yet clueless as to how to chop a clove of garlic? Are you clever enough to forward an e-mail but don’t know the difference between broiling and baking? Ingenious enough to operate a blow-dryer but not sure how to use your blender? If you are basically competent, then Jessica Seinfeld’s The Can’t Cook Book is for you. If you find cooking scary or stressful or just boring, Jessica has a calm, confidencebuilding approach to cooking, even for those who’ve never followed a recipe or used an oven. Jessica shows you how to prepare deliciously simple food—from Caesar salad, rice pilaf, and roasted asparagus to lemon salmon, roast chicken, and flourless fudge cake. At the beginning of each dish, she explains up front what the challenge will be, and then shows you exactly how to overcome any hurdles in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Designed to put the nervous cook at ease, The Can’t Cook Book is perfect for anyone who wants to gain confidence in the kitchen—and, who knows, maybe even master a meal or two.