The Professional Chef

Author: Culinary Institute of America
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470421352
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Cooking

The Professional Chef is among the best-selling titles in Wiley's cooking program and represents the cornerstone book in our publishing partnership with the CIA. This is a multi-million-dollar project with high visibility, high impact, and broad opportunities. Once again, we will completely reorganize this book to reflect the way that people cook in the kitchen today, with the best of foods and flavors from around the world. The book reviews ingredients, equipment, and skills of the professional chef. It then explores the techniques for the full range of food items: vegetables, potatoes, grains, legumes, pasta, meats, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs, fruits, soups, sauces, quickbreads and cakes, yeast breads, doughs and crusts, cookies, custards, creams and frozen desserts, and chocolates and confections. With a good understanding of techniques, the reader will then learn plating techniques for salads, sandwiches, hors d' oeuvres, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. In this new edition, information on global cuisines will be intergrated throughout the chapters and recipes, to reflect the increasing globalization of cooking. The revision will also include an all-new chapter on Plated Desserts, including information on composing successful desserts and planning a restaurant dessert menu, as well as recipes for impressive multi-component plated desserts, and will cover topics of growing importance such as sous vide cooking, seasonality, and sustainability. The new edition features a new user-friendly design and structure, guiding readers through the basic principles behind each technique at a glance, and then providing more in-depth information along with step-by-step photography. Complete with hundreds of recipes and four-color photographs throughout, this is the essential reference for any aspiring chef, culinary student, or cooking enthusiast.

Reliable Balanced Mediterranean Diet 115 Everyday Feasts Homestyle Recipes to Keep Weight in Check Deliciously

Author: Marine Young
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781304497864
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

Mediterranean diet is recommended for both its health benefits and its palatability. It requires no drastic changes in calorie allowances and is not more expensive than regular diets. It is balanced diet which includes weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control.The secret behind any permanent weight loss plus healthy disease free life is a diet low in red meat, sugar, and saturated fat and high in produce, nuts, and other healthful foods and of course an active lifestyle which is exactly a Mediterranean diet that emphasizes fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil, and flavourful herbs and spices; eating fish and seafood at least a couple of times a week; enjoying poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt in moderation; and saving sweets and red meat for special occasions. Top it off with a splash of red wine (if you want), remember to stay physically active, and you’re set. Enjoy incomparable tasty yet healthy recipes, feel good, and look good.