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.

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.

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 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.

Cooking For Crowds For Dummies

Author: Dawn Simmons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764584695
Release Date: 2005-06-10
Genre: Cooking

Furnishing expert advice on how to prepare food for a large events, a practical cookbook features a host of recipes and useful advice on how to handle family reunions, graduations, weddings, and other major events, with tips on setting up the kitchen, planning a menu, estimating food quantities, food safety requirements, timing, and more. Original.

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.

Mexican Cooking For Dummies

Author: Susan Feniger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111806917X
Release Date: 2011-05-23
Genre: Cooking

Spice up your soups and add some zest to the rest! Mexican Cooking For Dummies can inspire your cooking, improve your Spanish, and give you that south-of-the-border soul. Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken have attempted to reign in their vast knowledge of Mexican food and present it in that familiar ...For Dummies style that you've come to appreciate. Discover their wide array of standard Mexican ingredients. From avocados to epazote, they give you the hints and friendly advice you'll need in order to select the best ingredients for your meals. Packed with more than 100 recipes, Mexican Cooking For Dummies covers a wide array of dishes, drinks, and appetizers. Master the simple dishes, such as tortas and tacos, while washing them down with horchata or sangria. Soon, you'll be hosting your own fiestas, starting your guests off with salsas and ceviches before moving on to the main dish. Will it be the cumin-and-chile-marinated skirt steak or the baked salmon in salsa verde? Either way, you're sure to impress! The authors cover the staples (such as rice, beans, tortillas, and vegetables) and then guide you on a discovery tour that includes traditional moles and menudos. Save some room for the wide selection of desert recipes. Pick up Mexican Cooking For Dummies, and in no time, you'll be swinging spicy cilantro-covered dishes out of your kitchen and making your guests shout "Ole!"

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.

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.

Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies

Author: Tracy Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053188
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Genre: Cooking

In some cooking circles, cast iron gets a bad rep – people think it's old-fashioned, heavy, and hard to take care of. And really, how often do folks nowadays need to hitch up a mule and wagon and leave civilization and Teflon-coated sauté pans behind? True, cast iron is old; it's been around since the Middle Ages. And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-iron pot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless, cast-iron cookware has a place in today's kitchens, and that doesn’t mean simply hanging on the wall for decoration. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else! Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking. If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Here just a sampling of what you'll find in Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies: Selecting the right cast-iron cookware for you Seasoning a new cast-iron pan Caring for your cast-iron cookware Discovering techniques to enhance your cast-iron cooking Enjoying cast-iron cooking in the Great Outdoors Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron – and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.

Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies

Author: Suzanne Havala
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069552
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Cooking

If you thought you had to be a nutritionist to figure out a vegetarian diet, it’s actually a lot simpler than you think. Eating vegetarian, in addition to being healthy and delicious, is just plain fun. Discovering new and exotic vegetables like celeriac or kohlrabi will widen your palate as well as your sense of adventure in the kitchen. Plus, vegetarian cuisine is chockfull of dishes that are robust and flavorful, and a match for any standard meat dish. And, most important of all, eating a plateful of vegetarian lasagna or pasta primavera, or any other scrumptious dish prepared vegetarian style will let you indulge—without guilt! With Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies, you’ll get the skinny on just what lacto-ovo, lacto, and just plain vegan diets are all about and how to create nutritious meals from the rich cornucopia of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and dairy and egg substitutes that are the staple of the vegetarian menu. You’ll also find out: How to get your full complement of protein and vitamins, including calcium, iron, C, B12, and zinc—and from what, often surprising, food sources How to successfully convert to a vegetarian diet How to stock up a vegetarian pantry—including tips on where to shop, starting a kitchen garden, as well as handy weekly and monthly food lists Vegetarian cooking basics—including preparing ingredients, cooking beans and grains, handling tofu and tempeh, washing and cutting fruits and vegetables Simple cooking techniques—including baking, boiling, steaming, sautéing, and stewing The ins and outs of vegetarian etiquette Not only will you become fully acquainted with the new and delicious world of meat replacements (like tofu, tempeh, seitan, textured vegetable protein, veggie burgers and franks) and egg, dairy, yogurt and cheese substitutes, you’ll see how truly simple and enjoyable cooking vegetarian can be. With over delicious 100 recipes, you’ll find yourself choosing among such soon-to-be favorites as: Smoothie snacks—including a Caramel Apple Smoothie and a Winter Berry Smooth Breakfast dishes—including Savory Mushroom Tofu Quiche, Healthy Pancakes, and French Toasties Delicious dips—including Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, and Fresh Avocado and Lime Dip Soups for all seasons—including Vegetarian Chili with Cashews and Southern Sweet Onion Soup Scrumptious salads—including Festive Broccoli Salad, Tofu Salad, and Lentil Vinaigrette Salad Entrees for everyone—including Basic Bean Burritos, Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti, Garden Pizza, and Tempeh Sloppy Joes Full of tips on adapting traditional recipes to vegetarian style cooking, plus a spicy spin on old standbys like Home Fries, Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies lets you reinvent the vegetarian lifestyle to suit your needs and tastes. With pages of full-color photos, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons along the way, this fun, informative, and upbeat guide makes every meal an exciting step in the journey toward lifelong health.

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!

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Cooking For Guys

Author: Tod Dimmick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440696282
Release Date: 2004-10-05
Genre: Cooking

Whether it's nachos or crock-pot kielbasa, a party, something quick for the kid's lunch, a romantic date night, or dinner-for-one, this guy-friendly cookbook features over 230 real-food recipes for everything from vegetables, pasta, and desserts, to leftovers, appetizers, and grilling. Instead of relying on shortcuts, canned food, or unhealthy processed ingredients, it pares down complex cooking instructions; explains basic cooking terms; figures in prep time and cook time; and allots larger portion sizes. Notes high salt or high cholesterol recipes ;Includes more than 230 recipes; Provides special tips, advice, and recipe construction for beginners, plus bigger portion sizes for hungry men.