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Back to Basics: Cooking - Traditional Kitchen Wisdom Paperback – May 2009


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Nowadays food programs and glossy magazines encourage us to emulate the creations of celebrity chefs at home but less experienced cooks will often find their attempts frustrating. That's where this book comes in. It strips cooking down to the bare essentials, focusing on straightforward ways of preparing top-quality ingredients which allow the food to speak for itself, without an emphasis on fiddly presentation and shock-value cooking. The recipes have been carefully selected and developed to ensure maximum flavor for minimum effort.Throughout the book, basic techniques are explained in detail, using clear step-by-step illustration sequences to ensure that every cook - whatever their level of experience - can create meals to enjoy and be proud of. These are the techniques which many people wish they had learned as children, but didn't; and they are skills which food writers often take for granted. This unique book makes no assumptions, and teaches the inexperienced cook from the ground up. It strips cooking down to the bare essentials and teaches the techniques many of us wish they had learnt as children.

It uses delicious and exciting recipes to teach each technique and features clear step-by-step illustration. It offers advice on how to source the best-quality ingredients, which will benefit from uncomplicated preparation so that their natural taste makes every mouthful a delight. The back-to-basics approach is ideal for beginners and inexperienced cooks.

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