"This book is simply the best one of its kind. A masterful collection of recipes and step-by-step procedur3es, accompanied by brilliant food photography and lore, it is a must for every kitchen — home or professional." — Noel Cullen, Certified Master Chef, President, American Culinary Federation
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From the Back Cover
"The essential text for any serious cook, this new edition of On Cooking confirms the classic status of the original. At once a culinary encyclopedia, a cooking manual, a professional handbook, a catalogue of ingredients and techniques, a kaleidoscope of glorious food photography, and a comprehensive collection of recipes, On Cooking continues to be the indispensable pillar at the center of anyone's culinary library."
— Andrew Schloss, CCP, President of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and author of numerous cookbooks
is not only a great textbook, it is one of my standard reference tools.
It sits on my desk where I can always reach for it to look something up."
— Russ Parsons, Food Editor, Los Angeles Times
"For both the serious home cook and budding professional, this comprehensive work offers a well-rounded culinary education in a single user-friendly volume. Basic ingredients, techniques, procedures, terminologies and recipes are communicated by clear prose and excellent photographs. Seldom have the science and art of food been so well integrated in a manual of instruction that makes learning a joy."
— Betty Fussell, food historian and author of My Kitchen Wars and The Story of Corn
"On Cooking has everything a culinary student or young chef needs—from clear photos to basic butchery, to principles of the bake shop, even marvelous recipes and insights from famous, super-successful chefs. ....It makes you a master of the nitty-gritty problems....Best of all, On Cooking provides all of this priceless information in one single book. I predict that it won't take long for your copy to get that battered, grease-stained, much-used look."
— Shirley O. Corriher, CCP, cooking teacher and author of CookWise