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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!"

30 Minute Meals For Dummies

Author: Bev Bennett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111806884X
Release Date: 2011-04-20
Genre: Cooking

Walking into a kitchen that’s filled with cooking aromas is a delightful and comforting experience. Yet, between work, chores, family obligations, and a badly needed opportunity to unwind, you find it difficult to get dinner on the table within the time limits that life imposes on you. But cooking a great tasting meal isn’t nearly as time-consuming as it’s made out to be, and you don’t have to be a chef to pull it off. If you forgot how enjoyable a home-cooked meal can be, 30-Minute Meals For Dummies is your best resource. If you can identify with any of these descriptions, this book is for you: Between your frantic day and the demands of your personal life, you’re looking for ways to free up a few minutes. Cooking is one of the activities that gets shortchanged. Tired of spending your evenings in your car, you long for some semblance of dining-at-home pleasure, instead of inching around a parking lot, waiting for your chance to order dinner from a metal box. You're not looking to prepare a five-course meal. You want self-contained meals that please, satisfy, and get the job done with minimal hassle. 30-Minute Meals For Dummies shows you how to make one-dish meals that include vegetables, starches, and the traditional “meat.” You'll transform soup and salad side dishes into hearty main courses and turn your skillet into a one-dish dinner utensil. You often get everything a meal has to offer in one dish – well, besides adding a scoop of ice cream to the top of your jambalaya for dessert. This book is structured around the equipment, ingredients, and recipe choices that fit your time frame. Each page is packed with my kitchen-tested suggestions for streamlining cooking. Even if you’re an experienced cook, you can pick up useful hints. You get great recipes for classic meals, new dishes, and so much more in these chapters. You’ll be pleased to know that you can fix nourishing and memorable dinners within your time frame. So ladies and gentleman, start your ovens!

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.

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

Slow Cookers For Dummies

Author: Tom Lacalamita
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053591
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Genre: Cooking

The secret is out: That slow cooker that's been collecting dust in your kitchen cabinet is a wonderful and easy tool for making delicious entrees at the touch of a button. With new U.S. sales estimated at 6 million a year, more people are finding slow cookers indispensable in getting a home-cooked meal on the table. Besides tasting good, slow cooked meals are convenient and nutritious because you use fresh, wholesome ingredients. Slow Cookers For Dummies is for working families, couples, single people, students, and anyone who is tired of takeout. Perhaps you love cooking but have little time to do it or want to decrease your reliance on prepared mixes or boxed convenience foods. Slow cooking may be right for you if you want to Save money on food and utility bills Control your sodium and fat intake Free up your oven and cooktop for more holiday cooking Take a hot dish to a potluck supper If you already know how to use a slow cooker, the delicious recipes in this book can help you expand your repertoire beyond soups and stews. If you're thinking of getting a slow cooker, Slow Cookers For Dummies takes you from the basics of how these cookers work to preparing special occasion meals, to troubleshooting slow cooker problems. Here's a closer look at what Slow Cookers For Dummies includes: Guidelines on how to choose the right slow cooker for you Techniques to help you slow-cook the right way Easy recipes for snacks, beverages, chili, stews, and casseroles Scrumptious recipes for roasting beef, pork, lamb, and poultry How-to's on cooking and freezing in batches Ways to adapt favorite traditionally cooked dishes for the slow cooker In Slow Cookers for Dummies, food and appliance cooking experts Tom Lacalamita and Glenna Vance show that this classic cooking appliance is really a wonderful tool for making creative, delicious meals. With 75 recipes for making the most out of your slow cooker, you'll never put that slow cooker in your cabinet again.

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!

Cooking Around the World All in One For Dummies

Author: Mary Sue Milliken
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0764555022
Release Date: 2003-03-14
Genre: Cooking

Ever have food fantasies in a truly international vein—an appetizer of feta cheese and roasted pepper spread, an entrée of spinach ravioli and steaming coq au vin, with a side of bulghur wheat and parsley salad, topped, finally, with a dish of cool gelato di crema (vanilla ice cream) and chocolate souffle for dessert. Well, fulfilling food fantasies that read like the menu in the UN cafeteria is now entirely possible. With Cooking All Around the World All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll be introduced to the cooking styles and recipes from eight of the world’s most respected cuisines, experiencing, in the comfort of your own kitchen, the fabulous variety of foods, flavors, and cultures that have made the world go round for centuries. With a roster of cooking pros and all-star chefs, including Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger and Martin Yan, Cooking All Around the World All-in-One For Dummies includes some of the most popular recipes from Mexican, Italian, French, Greek and Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisines, revealing the cooking secrets that have made these recipes so winning and, in some cases, such a snap. Inside, you’ll find: The essential ingredients and tools of the trade common to each cuisine The basic cooking techniques specific to each cuisine How to think like an Italian or Chinese chef What the inside of a French, Greek and Middle Eastern, and Japanese kitchen really looks like And once you become familiar with the new world of spices and ingredients, you’ll be whipping up tasty, new exotic dishes in no time! Page after page will bring you quickly up to speed on how to make each part of the menu—from appetizers, entrées, to desserts—a sparkling success: Starters, snacks, and sides—including Gazpacho, Tuscan Bread Salad, Leeks in Vinaigrette, Falafel, Spring Rolls, Miso Soup, Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce The main event—including Chipotle Glazed Chicken, Lasagna, Cauliflower au Gratin, Lamb Kebabs, Grilled Tandoori Chicken, Braised Fish Hunan Style, Shrimp and Veggie Tempura Sweet endings—including Mexican Bread Pudding, Biscotti, Chocolate Souffle, Yogurt Cake, Mango Ice Cream, Green Tea Ice Cream, Coconut Custard with Glazed Bananas With over 300 delicious recipes, a summary cheat sheet of need-to-know info, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons, this down-to-earth guide will having you whipping up dishes from every part of the globe. Whether it’s using a wok or tandoori oven, with Cooking All Around the World All-in-One For Dummies every meal promises to be an adventure, spoken in the international language of good food.