This 14th edition of Practical Cookery is the must-have resource for every aspiring chef. It will help develop the culinary knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours in the new Commis Chef (Level 2) apprenticeship standards and prepare apprentices and work-based learners for end-point assessment. It also supports those on NVQ programmes in Professional Cookery or Food Production and Cooking.
· Covers the latest preparation, cooking and finishing techniques, as well as the classics every chef should master with over 500 reliable recipes and 1,000 photographs.
· Provides clear illustration of how dishes should look with close-up finished shots for every recipe, and clear step-by-step sequences to master techniques.
· Ensures learners are fully up to date, with new content on the latest technology within the hospitality sector, up-to-date safe and hygienic working requirements, and new content on costing and yield control.
· Helps assess knowledge and understanding with a new 'Know it' feature that will support preparation for professional discussions or knowledge tests.
· Allows students to showcase the practical skills required for assessment with new 'Show it' activities.
· Encourages apprentices to think about how they have demonstrated professional behaviours with new reflective 'Live it' activities.
With 460 recipes covering both classic dishes and the latest methods used in real, Michelin-starred kitchens, this book is structured exactly around the units and requirements of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery to make perfecting culinary techniques, meeting the qualification requirements and preparing for assessments easier than ever before. This edition is published in partnership with City & Guilds, further enhancing the book's reputation as the gold standard in the Hospitality and Catering industry.
- Break down key techniques with 50 step-by-step photo sequences
- Hone your presentation skills with photos of each recipe
- Test your understanding with questions at the end of each unit
- Prepare for assignments, written tests and synoptic assessments with the new assessment section
- Access professional demonstration videos with links throughout the book
- Prepares students for both the practical synoptic assignment and the external written exam with practice questions and highly illustrated step-by-step breakdowns of key techniques
- Includes classic dishes as well as the latest methods used in real Michelin-starred kitchens
- Fully up-to-date information on health and safety practice and nutritional data
- Includes professional tips on preparation and presentation
Includes creative ways to vary dishes, including cheaper alternatives to more expensive ingredients
This is a question that Chef Ike, a popular culinary educator in North Carolina, has heard countless times over four decades in the kitchen and the classroom. Realizing that theres truly no time like the present, Chef Ike puts nearly forty years of experience and love into the creation of this gift to his students and fans. In his opinion, travel is the best teacherand he has gathered his favorite international discoveries for you.
Chef Ike has done the math for you, too. These easy-to-follow recipes also include precalculated ingredient lists, allowing you to easily scale the recipe to accurately create delicious food for a few friends, a small group, or a large crowd.
Whether you enjoy cooking for your family and friends, creating memorable dinner parties, or dreaming of one day running your own catering company, Chef Ike can help. This collection showcases his favorite international, regional, and local dishes, providing detailed instructions on how to make them in your own kitchen. Plus, its also perfect for the youngor young-at-heartwho want to try their hand at cooking.
Tired of the same slow-cooked meals? Best-selling cookery writer Katie Bishop's latest collection of mouth-watering dishes will motivate you to dust off your slow cooker and enjoy tasty, satisfying food.
From flavour-packed main meals such as Beef Curry with Whole Spices, Aromatic Chicken with lemon and Creamy Roasted Garlic and Rocket Pasta Sauce, to yummy desserts like Moist Orange and Almond Cake and Double Chocolate and Pear Pudding, Katie offers straightforward dishes that can be prepared in advance and eaten when you're ready.
Katie’s fresh ideas, helpful advice on making the most of your cooker and easy-to-follow recipes provide new inspiration for anyone who wants to produce perfect meals every time.
• Soups and light meals
• Chillis and pasta sauces
• Curries and spicy dishes
• Braises and stews
• Super-slow food
• Feasts and celebrations
• Puddings, cakes and sweet sauces
innocent is the UK and Europe's favourite smoothie brand. innocent's mission is to make it easy for people to do themselves some good. And to make it taste nice at the same time. As one of the UK's largest growing food and drinks companies, the innovative team at innocent have been making smoothies, veg pots and fruit tubes for years. Now it's time to let their expertise shine out on its own in the family kitchen.
'The innocent recipe book for kids' is a brilliant source of classic, smart meals and drinks for the whole family from quick breakfasts, snacks-on-the-go, to clever lunches and big dinners all served up with the innocent twist. Including a separate section on food for journeys, top tips to bag your five-a-day with minimum fuss, helpful portion ratios in relation to children's ages, a clear breakdown of seasonal food and some clever solutions to overcome the resistance of the most reluctant diners, this book informs about healthy eating habits and fully engages children in the cooking process.
Using ingredients that are super rich in specific nutrients and other good stuff to keep your little ones nice and healthy, from food for bears, to broccoli trees and secrets feasts, this book is packed full of great food and drinks perfect for picky eaters and growing appetites.
The Practical Chef’s Reference: A Compendium of Charts, Formulas, and Ratios is designed to serve as a data reference and a basic formula reference. Developed to address the need for a compact, single source, comprehensive culinary data reference, this book provides broad coverage of culinary arts fundamentals in an accessible chart format.
Endorsed for OCR.
Develop your students' knowledge and understanding of food and nutrition, improve their practical food preparation and cooking skills and prepare them for assessment with this book for the 2016 OCR Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE.
- Explains all food and nutrition concepts clearly, including simple definitions of key words
- Helps students to apply their knowledge and understanding with engaging practical activities throughout, including photographs to illustrate all of the key techniques
- Differentiates with stretch and challenge activities to ensure progression and to challenge more able learners
- Prepares students for assessment with clear guidance on the Food Investigation and Food Preparation assessments, as well as advice and practice questions to help them prepare for the written exam
Cooked (2013) by Michael Pollan is a journalistic study of cooking in the modern world, where convenience foods have rendered the need to cook and the knowledge of cooking relatively rare. Cooking is essentially defined as the transformation of raw ingredients using fire to make barbecue, water to make braises, air to make bread, and earth to make fermented food. Cooking helps to pre-digest raw ingredients…
Inside this companion to the book:
· Overview of the Book
· Insights from the Book
· Important People
· Author's Style and Perspective
· Intended Audience
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Find out how the halogen oven can become an indispensable item of equipment in your kitchen with Norma Miller's comprehensive guide.
Choose the right halogen oven for your needs.
Maximize the benefits of using the halogen oven.
Adapt your own recipes to the halogen oven.
This book contains 150 tasty recipes, all personally tried and tested in the latest halogen ovens by Norma Miller. All the traditional favourites, such as Shepherd's Pie, Toad in the Hole, Sweet and Sour Pork, Chicken Curry, Lasagne and Poached Salmon are here, plus some exciting new contemporary recipes, including Nutty Pork Meatballs, Fish Kebabs with Mango Salsa, and even Sweet Orange and Chocolate Pizza.
Michael Ruhlman cookbook: Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed writer and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Ruhlman's Twenty distills Michael Ruhlman's decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world's greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas—from ingredients to processes to attitude—that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished.
Learn Michael Ruhlman's twenty key cooking concepts: Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs; Ruhlman reveals how a cook's success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Michael Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts.
A game-changing James Beard Award winning cookbook: Ruhlman's Twenty shows you how he does it in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Michael Ruhlman s game-changing Twenty.
If you liked The Food Lab: Better Cooking through Science, you'll love Ruhlman's Twenty
The Illustrated Step-by-Step Cook recognizes the importance of these step-by-steps, including a photographic sequence for each of its 300 dishes, positioned alongside the recipe so the reader doesn't have to go searching for it in a separate techniques section. The Illustrated Step-by-Step Cook also features a photograph of each and every finished dish. The structure of the book is straightforward, beginning with snacks and starters, progressing to mains (subdivided into fish, meat, and meat-free dishes), and concluding with desserts and baking. With reliable recipes from internationally renowned cookery teacher and food writer Anne Willan, this book allows anybody to cook classic recipes perfectly and with confidence.
One of the funniest cookbooks you are ever likely to read. And definitely the sweariest.
For over three years now, Esther Walker has been entertaining foodies with her hilarious Recipe Rifle blog. Charting her progress from bad cook to, well, not-so-bad cook, she is blisteringly honest about what works, and what doesn’t, in the kitchen. If a recipe works for her, it will probably work for you. If it doesn’t, she will swear quite a lot.
Crammed full of recipes, tips for entertaining, stories of pregnancy and tales of her husband (restaurant critic Giles Coren) coming home drunk, The Bad Cook will make you laugh out loud. It will also make you want to start cooking.
Never again will you have to rifle through countless different books to find your perfect pulled pork recipe, Thai curry paste method or failsafe chocolate fondants - it's all here in this book, based on Felicity's popular Guardian columns, along with dozens of practical, time-saving invaluable prepping and cooking tips that no discerning cook should live without.
Following on from the much-loved Perfect, Perfect Too has a place on every kitchen shelf.
Have you always wanted to learn how to cook, but don't know where to start?
Whether you're intimidated by complex recipes and glossy photographs, or you're a student moving out for the first time, this book will give you the tools you need to gain confidence in the kitchen, and experience the satisfaction of mastering a fundamental life skill.
Written in a refreshingly direct and friendly style, this concise handbook covers all bases: equipment, weekly meal planners, how to follow a recipe, basic nutrition, popular cooking techniques and, of course, recipes!
The recipes revolve around key ingredients - eggs, pasta, pulses, meats and stocks. With easy to follow instructions, you'll be whipping up full roast dinners, aromatic curries and deliciously sweet desserts, in no time at all.
So why not take the first step? Start cooking today!
The recipes and tips here--and there are many--are simple: it's flavor that counts, not a list of ingredients longer than a kitchen cabinet can bear. The methods are uncomplicated (mix vegetables and olive oil right in the roasting pan; why bother with a bowl?). Kitchen mythology, we learn, is one thing, and food history another. Mythology: the need for expensive slot-top box holders for knives. History: Did you ever wonder who Granny Smith was?
How to Slice an Onion demystifies the culinary arts, making cooking simple for the beginner and opening new possibilities for the experienced cook. It's a kitchen companion, a friend at hand when you stand at the stove, a fascinating and amusing look at the history of the food we eat, and a charming guide to the fundamentals and finer details of good home cooking.
For the beginner, the accomplished chef, and even for those who just like to read about food, this book is a good friend to have in the kitchen.