19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2011
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2014
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.
on 13 June 2015
It was a gift for my boyfriend. He is an experienced chef who is proud and enjoyis his job and he was so happy when he got it.
And even after few months, I can still see the joy on his face when he's going trough this book, looking for something specific.
So in my opinion, you can't be wrong with this one, especially as a gift for a chef.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2014
I bought this for my son who would like to be a chef. I flicked through the book and the attention to detail and the quality of production are superb. Expensive but really worth if you, or someone you know, want to get serious..