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by Marie Rama,Bryan Miller

Cooking Basics For Dummies download ebook
Marie Rama,Bryan Miller
For Dummies; 4 edition (January 11, 2011)
464 pages
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Cooking Basics For Dummies includes: Choosing the right tools and stocking your pantry The essential cooking techniques - boiling, poaching, steaming, sautéing, braising, stewing, roasting and grilling Expanding your repertoire.

Cooking Basics For Dummies includes: Choosing the right tools and stocking your pantry The essential cooking techniques - boiling, poaching, steaming, sautéing, braising, stewing, roasting and grilling Expanding your repertoire with delicious recipes A glossary of over 100 common cooking terms About the Authors Bryan Millar is a former New York Times restaurant critic. The majority of people don’t know where to start when it comes to cooking a successful meal.

Marie Rama, Bryan Miller, Dummies. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy all without breaking a sweat!

Cooking Basics For Dummies - Marie Rama. I. Getting Started with Cooking.

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Basic tools, techniques, and recipes for creating easy, delicious meals

It doesn't take culinary mastery and great recipes to be a great cook. Cooking Basics For Dummies, 4th Edition, appeals to beginners who want to learn the basics of cooking and implement understandable and practical recipes in their everyday cooking experience.. Cooking Basics For Dummies digs you out of microwave dinners and tipping delivery persons and propels you with all the ingredients you need toward becoming a superior home cook. This hands-on guide shows you the fun and easy way to prepare meals all your guests and family members will love, from die-hard vegetarians to the most passionate meat eaters.

Fun, tasty, and easy recipes the whole family will enjoy for every occasion Covers grilling, slow cooking, pressure cooking, roasting, and sautŽing Considerations for vegetarians, special diets, and sustainable dishes with flavor and pizzazz

With the help of Cooking Basics For Dummies, you'll be able to handle boiling, poaching, steaming, braising, grilling, and so much more like a master.

  • Brick my own
My oldest son’s girlfriend has absolutely no idea about cooking, but she has been fascinated coming over and watching all the meals that are generated in our kitchen. I got her a cookbook I thought would be helpful, but she literally did not know the first thing about cooking, and needed something that truly held your hand through the whole process assuming nothing.

Being a huge fan of the Dummies books (Organic Chem for Dummies—hello, A in college!) I ordered the Cooking for Dummies, and my (future) daughter-in-law absolutely loves this book. She immediately made chicken pot pie—which I think of as rather complicated—got super motivated, cleaned out her mom’s fridge, organized meals, did the grocery shopping, and started making her mom and siblings home cooked meals. I was amazed at how motivated she was. All she needed was a tutorial that truly assumed no prior knowledge. She is Chinese, so I thought I’d get her the Chinese cooking for Dummies next. She’ll be excited.

If you are motivated to cook but can’t, or sending kids off to college or kids are getting married, this is the book to get them for those first adventurous steps, when success is really crucial to motivation. Food dollars in those early adulthood years are precious, and no one wants them wasted on ineptitude or a recipe gone bad. I’ve often said if you can read, you can learn to cook. This book really makes that possible.

Happy cooking!
  • luisRED
I gave this as a gift to my teenage cousin for christmas. He was certain it was a gag gift, but I have heard he has pulled it out as a reference in his few attempts to keep himself fed. A great basic step by step cookbook for someone who is truly clueless about cooking.
  • Bad Sunny
This is one of the best books available for anyone who doesn't know the first thing about cooking. Every technique is explained clearly. The book is organized well and has easy recipes for trying out what you have learned. It's more of an instruction book than a cookbook, but there are plenty of recipes as well. This book is great at demystifying cooking processes. I really love it and it has already become my cooking bible. Highly recommended if you have cooking anxiety!
  • elektron
The book begins with this comment (Page 1): "Whether you fancy yourself a hotshot home cook or someone who wouldn't know a whisk from a Weimaraner, Cooking Basics for Dummies, 4th edition, can help you." So, this book is designed, at one level, to provide a neophyte the tools to use as the foundation for decent cooking. As such, I think, it does its job nicely. I have sometimes seen rather lame entries into the ". . . for Dummies" series. This is not one of those.

The volume begins with the basics--what goes into your kitchen? This includes the basics of your own kitchen (such as when you can best use a microwave--and when you should probably not use one); What tools one needs I the kitchen (Pots and pans, small appliances, mixing and baking tools, "gizmos and gadgets"--such a meat thermometers, which can be very useful; Stocking the pantry and the refrigerator--What are the basics needed? (e.g., baking supplies, herbs and spices, refrigerated supplies [such as eggs and butter and cheeses], fruits and veggies).

Part II of this book explores techniques, such as use of knives, boiling-poaching-steaming, sautéing, braising and stewing, roasting, grilling and broiling, and cooking basics (measuring, working with eggs, whipping-stirring-folding-etc. There are also recipes that illustrate the technique in action. For instance, sautéed skillet potatoes. Clean potatoes and scrub them (unpeeled), cube the potatoes, heat oil in a large skillet, add potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes, remove potatoes, sauté onion, bell pepper, oregano, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, cook for about 4-5 minutes, add potatoes to mixture and cook until potatoes are browned and crisped. Described step by step and simply. Someone trying this dish for the first time would have a fair chance of success by following the 7 point instructions for the recipe.

Part III looks at mastering breakfast (e.g., how to make scrambled and fried eggs, how to cook bacon, how to make French toast), soups and salads, grains, sauces, and sweet dishes. One example of a recipe included in this section: Béchamel sauce. Heat milk, create a roux (butter and flour mix--explained simply), add milk to roux while continually whisking, remove from heat and add nutmeg and salt and pepper whisking all the while.

Part IV presents a variety of recipes using techniques described earlier. This includes one pot meals, making meals for a crowd, classy dishes, use of leftovers, etc. (keep in mind that recipes are also included in earlier chapters on techniques and so on). Part V focuses on "Tens": ten common cooking disasters and how to avoid/deal with them, ten ways to think like a chef, and ten ways to do healthy cooking (including going vegan or vegetarian, producing low fat meals, and providing more fiber with meals).

All in all, pretty satisfying. One can quibble about this or that, but this, overall, works pretty well.
  • Reemiel
My Mom was a terrible cook, and so am I. This book has taught me somethings that I didn't know. This is a fun book.
  • Gugrel
This book is exactly what it claims to be, a basic reference book for an inexperienced cook. It begins with the basics of what all those mysterious things in the kitchen are and then proceeds to explain how to use them safely. Various food items are then discussed, with an emphasis on selection and storage. Cooking techniques are introduced moving from the very basic to more advanced. As each new concept is introduced it is thoroughly explained and then used in a recipe.

The recipes range from the very basic (rice, mashed potatoes) to the more advanced (risotto, roast leg of lamb with vegetables). Information on grilling and planning entire menus are included. There are even suggestions for entertaining, both last minute and special occasion.

Long after the cook has moved on to more advanced cookbooks this one will be in use as a reference work.
  • Gholbimand
Perfect for me. Told me what I needed in the kitchen - pots, pans, spices, etc. Cooking tips all over. Most useful cookbook ever purchased. Only thing, some of the recipes were a little hard at first and not many fast meals.
I bought this for my sister who is notorious for being a hopeless cooking case. It is simple, easy to understand and informative. I am confident it will finally get her on the track to putting meals on the table!