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How to Cook Better [Hardcover]

Shaun Hill
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16 Mar 2004
Shaun Hill explains how your choice of ingredients and cooking processes affects the flavour and texture of your meal. For instance, he explores which cuts of meat suit grilling, roasting, stewing or frying and explains that if you marinade meat it will become more tender; caramelise it and you'll seal in the flavours; cook it slowly and you'll tenderise it while imbuing it with the flavours of the other ingredients. The book is divided into three sections: 'Essentials' (which considers taste combinations, equipment and balance in a meal), 'Ingredients' (which covers buying, storing, preparing and serving) and 'Cooking Techniques' (which considers the different ways in which ingredients can be cooked). Recipes are used to demonstrate the points, making this an inspirational cookbook as well as an invaluable kitchen handbook.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (16 Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840007745
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840007749
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Shaun Hill first came to international attention as head chef of the esteemed country house hotel Gidleigh Park. As chef-proprietor of the Michelin starred Merchant House in Ludlow he earned respect internationally, among chefs and diners alike, for his use of good ingredients and for the excellence of food served. The Merchant House was voted the 14th best restaurant in the world by chefs and restaurant critics in the Restaurant Magazine top 300 in 2003. Since The Merchant House closed its doors in 2005, Most recently Shaun has overseen the selection of food and wine at Fortnum & Mason's new restaurants. In 2006 he opened the Glasshouse Brasserie in Worcester and will be reopening the Walnut Tree in Abergavenny.

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5.0 out of 5 stars not just for beginners 5 Oct 2004
By John
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im a fan of shaun hill's anyway, having bought merchant house a couple of years ago and eating at the restaurant recently.
I bought it for my dad whos really getting into cooking as i myself already cook for a living.Despite expecting a delia approach this if far far better. It assumes you have more than a passing interest in food and helps you with all the cornerstones a good cook will need to get better. Lots of professional tips which i am obviously familiar but will help the home cook no end. I ve stolen a few recipes before handing over the copy to my pop. I would buy this one again.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not really 18 Jun 2006
By Confucius - Published on Amazon.com
well ok there are a few tips in this rather large book , but i dont think most experienced home cooks will need this book for instruction on how to cook . The ideas/opinions that are occasonally expressed arent even new, or particularily inspired.
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