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The Professional Chef [Hardcover]

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30 Sep 2011 0470421355 978-0470421352 9th Edition
"The bible for all chefs." -Paul Bocuse Named one of the five favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts magazine, The Professional Chef is the classic kitchen reference that many of America's top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works. Now, the ninth edition features an all-new, user-friendly design that guides readers through each cooking technique, starting with a basic formula, outlining the method at-a-glance, offering expert tips, covering each method with beautiful step-by-step photography, and finishing with recipes that use the basic techniques. The new edition also offers a global perspective and includes essential information on nutrition, food and kitchen safety, equipment, and product identification. Basic recipe formulas illustrate fundamental techniques and guide chefs clearly through every step, from mise en place to finished dishes. Includes an entirely new chapter on plated desserts and new coverage of topics that range from sous vide cooking to barbecuing to seasonality Highlights quick reference pages for each major cooking technique or preparation, guiding you with at-a-glance information answering basic questions and giving new insights with expert tips Features nearly 900 recipes and more than 800 gorgeous full-color photographs Covering the full range of modern techniques and classic and contemporary recipes, The Professional Chef, Ninth Edition is the essential reference for every serious cook.

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  • Hardcover: 1232 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 9th Edition edition (30 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470421355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470421352
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 22.2 x 5.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good cooking companion 16 Oct 2011
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Although I have a host of cookery books and I am always on the look out for books which provide theory and techniques. I was a bit sceptical at first about buying it because it was American but when I received it I was most impressed. The paper is good quality and print used is extremely clear and and easy on the eye. The book is well written throughout and is easy to understand. Measurements are in Imperial and Metric. The photography is all in colour and presented well. This is a book for the up and coming chef - it provides information on becoming a chef, nutrition, food and kitchen safety, equipment, how to saute and braise food etc. and a host of receipes supporting the techniques used. What I like is they have used the space on the page well without it looking cluttered. This would be a fabulous gift for anyone who was entering into the catering business and needed a good reference book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive cooking bible 6 Mar 2014
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This is the bible for anyone with a bit of ambition in the kitchen. A great guide that shows you the hows and whys of cooking, not just the receipes. It's filled to the brim with both the basics, the handy tips and the advanced techniques you'll need to become a gourmet cook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book and super helpful. 31 Mar 2013
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A must not only for chefs, but for everboydy who loves to cook.
It is so detailed, that probably what is not in here regarding cooking does not exist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 15 May 2014
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I teach chefs and I have started using this book to teach from. The book goes into so much detail which is great to learn from!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best! 2 April 2014
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It got everything and its great for a commi chef like myself! Would recommend to friends and family! Do buy!
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