Kitchen Confidence

Kitchen Confidence Author Kelsey Nixon
ISBN-10 9780770437008
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 224
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Host of Cooking Channel's Kelsey's Essentials and fan favorite on season four of The Next Food Network Star, Kelsey Nixon shares the essential recipes, techniques, and tools that new home cooks need in their back pocket. A young food star and new mom, Kelsey is an invaluable friend in the kitchen to everyone settling into their first kitchen of their own. Her recipes, which are broken down into simple steps, teach readers how to cook, highlighting key tools and basic techniques everyone should know. And yet her flavors are anything but basic; Kelsey gives everyone the confidence to start with the 2.0 version of a recipe instead of the boring standards. For example, she makes her house pilaf with quinoa instead of rice, and her addictive fruit salad is a savory first course instead of a lackluster dessert. With 100 recipes and 60 color photographs, Kitchen Confidence brings home all of the energy and spirit of the Cooking Channel show of the same name, making it an excellent handbook for newlyweds, recent college graduates, and those discovering their kitchens for the first time.



The Haven s Kitchen Cooking School

The Haven s Kitchen Cooking School Author Alison Cayne
ISBN-10 9781579657871
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 320
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The Must-Have Book That Will Teach You How to Cook Learning to cook has never been simpler—or more delicious—thanks to The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School. Each of the book’s nine chapters centers on a key lesson: in the eggs chapter, readers will learn about timing and temperature while poaching, frying, and scrambling; in the soups chapter, they will learn to layer flavors through recipes like Green Curry with Chicken. The rigorously tested recipes—including wholesome lunches, dinner-party showstoppers, and delectable desserts—will become part of readers’ daily repertoires. Beautiful photographs show both the finished dishes and the how-to techniques, and helpful illustrations offer further guidance.



The Real Girl s Kitchen

The Real Girl s Kitchen Author Haylie Duff
ISBN-10 9781101631348
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 240
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Though she is best known as an actress, Haylie Duff feels quite at home in her kitchen. When she started serving up easy and elegant recipes, kitchen tips, and entertaining advice on her blog, Real Girl's Kitchen, the site quickly grew into a destination for fans and foodies alike. Now everyone's favorite recipes—along with dozens of new dishes—are available in a gorgeous, hand-held volume. The Real Girl's Kitchen covers it all: breakfasts, salads, soups, appetizers, snacks . . . even recipes for your "cheat days"! Haylie tackles everything from healthful green smoothies, to drinks for an impromptu gathering, to whipping up an impressive meal for a date. Each recipe is accompanied by full-color photos, along with a personal story from Haylie's life. The Real Girl's Kitchen shows readers not only how to eat to live, but how to love to eat along the way.



Betty Crocker Cooking Basics

Betty Crocker Cooking Basics Author Betty Crocker Editors
ISBN-10 0470111356
Release 2008-10-20
Pages 288
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Betty Crocker Cooking Basics, Second Edition is the only cookbook you need to help you begin cooking with confidence, even if you barely know how to boil water. Fully updated to include 112 simple and tasty favorites like guacamole, meatloaf, and strawberry shortcake, the second edition of this comprehensive cooking guide even includes how-to photos for every recipe, advice on kitchen equipment, a reference to cooking terms, food storage tips, and cooking times and nutrition information. With game plans for special events like Thanksgiving Dinner, you will never go hungry!



Gizzi s Kitchen Magic

Gizzi s Kitchen Magic Author Gizzi Erskine
ISBN-10 9781448132713
Release 2012-04-30
Pages 352
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Gizzi Erskine's magic touch is simple but effective. Instead of just dazzling one-off recipes, Gizzi gives you - the cook - confidence in the kitchen by helping you create the perfect meal every time. She'll provide you with techniques and tips that make time spent in the kitchen a real success. From showing you how to master pasta dough and mix marvellous marinades, to making foolproof pastry and poaching the perfect eggs, Gizzi will ensure that cookery demons are a thing of the past. As well as these techniques, Gizzi also adds an extra sparkle to some classic recipes. Whether it's sprinkling some rosemary into your millionaire's shortbread, infusing your chocolate fudge cake with Earl Grey, or combining old favourites in new ways - such as Mexican chicken tortilla soup - Gizzi's Kitchen Magic guarantees you'll soon be cooking with flair.



Twelve Recipes

Twelve Recipes Author Cal Peternell
ISBN-10 9780062270313
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 304
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Winner of the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award Forewords by Alice Waters and Michael Pollan In this dazzling, full color cookbook and kitchen manual filled with lush photographs and beautiful drawings, the chef of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform anyone into a confident home cook. When his oldest son was leaving for college, Cal Peternell, the chef of San Francisco’s legendary Chez Panisse, realized that, although he regularly made dinners for his family, he’d never taught them the basics of cooking. Based on the life-altering course of instruction he prepared and honed through many phone calls with his son, Twelve Recipes is the ultimate introduction to the kitchen. Peternell focuses on the core foods and dishes that comprise a successful home cook’s arsenal, each building skill upon skill—from toast, eggs, and beans, to vinaigrettes, pasta with tomato, and rice, to vegetables, soup, meats, and cake. Twelve Recipes will help home cooks develop a core repertoire of skills and increase their culinary confidence. Peternell tells you what basic ingredients and tools you need for a particular recipe, and then adds variations to expand your understanding. Each tip, instruction, and recipe connects with others to weave into a larger story that illuminates the connection between food and life. A deeply personal book, it was written by the chef alone and it glows with warmth and humor as he mulls over such mundane items as toast and rice to offer surprising new insights about foods that only seem exceedingly ordinary. It’s a book you’re as likely to keep by your bedside as your stovetop. With Peternell as your guide, the journey is pure pleasure and the destination is delicious. Twelve Recipes features gorgeous color photos and inset illustrations by Peternell’s wife and sons (all artists), and forewords by celebrated chef Alice Waters and New York Times columnist and bestselling author Michael Pollan.



The Can t Cook Book

The Can t Cook Book Author Jessica Seinfeld
ISBN-10 9781451666328
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 240
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Deceptively Delicious, an essential collection of more than 100 simple recipes that will transform even the most kitchen-phobic “Can’t Cooks” into “Can Cooks.” Are you smart enough to dodge a telemarketer yet clueless as to how to chop a clove of garlic? Are you clever enough to forward an e-mail but don’t know the difference between broiling and baking? Ingenious enough to operate a blow-dryer but not sure how to use your blender? If you are basically competent, then Jessica Seinfeld’s The Can’t Cook Book is for you. If you find cooking scary or stressful or just boring, Jessica has a calm, confidencebuilding approach to cooking, even for those who’ve never followed a recipe or used an oven. Jessica shows you how to prepare deliciously simple food—from Caesar salad, rice pilaf, and roasted asparagus to lemon salmon, roast chicken, and flourless fudge cake. At the beginning of each dish, she explains up front what the challenge will be, and then shows you exactly how to overcome any hurdles in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Designed to put the nervous cook at ease, The Can’t Cook Book is perfect for anyone who wants to gain confidence in the kitchen—and, who knows, maybe even master a meal or two.



Food Network Kitchens Cookbook

Food Network Kitchens Cookbook Author Jennifer Darling
ISBN-10 0696218542
Release 2003
Pages 288
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The team of kitchen professionals who work behind the scenes on the cooking programs of the Food Network shares recipes for breakfasts, soups, salads, main and side dishes, breads, and desserts, and offers cooking tips.



The America s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook

The America s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook Author America's Test Kitchen
ISBN-10 9781936493807
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 822
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A landmark book from the test kitchen that has been teaching America how to cook for 20 years. We launched the America's Test Kitchen Cooking School two years ago to teach home cooks how to cook the test kitchen way, and since then thousands of students have taken our interactive video-based online courses. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook shares the same goal as our online school and brings all our best practices—along with 600 all-time favorite recipes—into one place so that you can become a better, more confident cook. There is no better way to learn than seeing an expert in action, so we've included over 2,500 color photos that bring you into the test kitchen so you can see how to prepare recipes step-by-step. The book starts off with an exhaustive 46-page Cooking Basics chapter that covers everything from what equipment you need (and how to care for it) to test-kitchen tricks for how to make food taste better. Then we move on to cover all the major cooking and baking categories, from meat, poultry, and pasta to breads, cakes, and pies. Illustrated Core Techniques, like how to whip egg whites, roast a chicken, or bake flawless pie dough, focus on the building block recipes everyone should know. Recipe Tutorials that each feature 20-35 color photos then walk readers through recipes that are either more complicated or simply benefit from the visual clues of step photography, like Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken, Sticky Buns with Pecans, and Deep-Dish Apple Pie. Every chapter ends with a library of the test kitchen's all-time favorite recipes, such as Pan-Seared Steaks with Red Wine Pan Sauce, Meatballs and Marinara, Best Vegetarian Chili, Memphis-Style Barbecued Ribs, and New York-Style Cheesecake—more than 600 in total—that will allow home cooks to expand their repertoire. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook is a how-to-cook book that also explains why recipes succeed or fail, which makes it the ideal book for anyone looking to cook better.



My Playful Kitchen

My Playful Kitchen Author Ally Nathaniel
ISBN-10 0996287019
Release 2016-01-06
Pages 174
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In this unique children's cookbook Ally (Ayelet) Nathaniel, #1 best-selling author, combines child-friendly recipes with parenting tips and fun food-related facts. This book will help you build a child's confidence and develop a closer bond with your child in the kitchen.



Nadia G s Bitchin Kitchen Cookin for Trouble

Nadia G s Bitchin  Kitchen  Cookin  for Trouble Author Nadia G
ISBN-10 9780345531834
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 224
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HAUTE OUT OF THE OVEN—BITCHIN’ KITCHEN’S NADIA G IS COOKIN’ FOR TROUBLE! Culinary It-girl Nadia G is just as skilled strutting in stilettos as she is wielding a meat cleaver. Now this Julia Child of the Net generation and host of the wildly popular Bitchin’ Kitchen TV show on the Cooking Channel brings her savvy chef know-how and rock star ’tude to glam up your dining experience. Trained at the culinary institute of Hard Wooden Spoon Whacks, Nadia says that her passion for food started in her Italian family’s kitchen, where meals became moments. In Cookin’ for Trouble, she shares recipes and cooking tips for beginner and seasoned home cooks to liven any occasion. • Back-of-the-Fridge Bachelor Brunches: Sometimes what lurks in the back of our fridge isn’t that inspiring, unless it’s been there long enough to strike up a conversation. No groceries, no problem! With just a few leftovers, whip up a scrumptious Sartu di Patate, or a Pasta Frittata that tastes like you’d planned it for days. • (Dysfunctional) Family Pizza Night: Bring your family and thighs closer together with the Giosia familia recipe for Rustica Pan Pizza, Puttanesca Panzerotti, and Traditional Italian Frittelle smothered in a creamy chocolate-nougat fondue. • Makeover Meals: We all get stuck in a rut sometimes, whether it’s the same boring dish, hairstyle, or boyfriend. It’s time for an upgrade! Turn ordinary dishes on their head with inspired crispy Tuna Sliders, smoky Chicken Risotto, and juicy Meatloaf Kebabs. • Plus Nadia’s creative menus for Hi-Speed Suppers, Girl’s Night In, Veg-Head Specials, Student Shkoff-fest, and a special chapter devoted to everyone’s favorite food group: Bacon! I know—we had you at “Bacon.” But there’s more! Loaded with gorgeous photos, more than fifty original recipes, sanity-saving “Nadvice,” a Bitchin’ Party Guide, and a hunky team of food correspondents—Panos, the Spice Agent, and Hans—Cookin’ for Trouble will take your meals from square to sassy faster than you can say “Tsaketa.”* *and for newbies, there’s an Italian Slang Dictionary! From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Boat Galley Cookbook 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

The Boat Galley Cookbook  800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard Author Carolyn Shearlock
ISBN-10 9780071782357
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 464
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No matter what anyone tells you, boat cooking IS different from cooking ashore. The space is smaller, there’s no grocery store 5 minutes away, you have fewer prepared foods and electric appliances, and food storage is much different. Despite cruising different oceans, we—Jan and Carolyn--both faced the same challenges: eating well while having time to enjoy all the other great aspects of cruising. We love to snorkel, swim, kayak, explore—and just sit and admire the view. We learned with the cookbooks we both had aboard, and wished for information that wasn't available--like when Jan ended up with a frozen chicken complete with head and feet and no instructions on how to cut it up. When we couldn't get foods such as sour cream, English muffins, spaghetti sauce or yogurt, we adapted recipes to make our own. Other times, we experimented with substituting ingredients--maybe the result wasn’t identical, but it was still tasty. We ended up with over 150 substitutions and dozens of “make it yourself” options. As we traded recipes and knowledge with each other, we realized we were compiling information that became The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800+ recipes made from readily-obtainable ingredients with hand utensils, including numerous choices to suit every taste: not just one cake but 20, 16 ways to prepare fish, 10 regional barbeque sauces, and so on. Step-by-step directions to give even “non-cooks” the confidence they can turn out tasty meals without prepared foods. Detailed instructions on unfamiliar things like making yogurt and bread, grilling virtually every food imaginable, preparing and cooking freshly-caught fish and seafood, cutting up and boning meat, cooking in a Thermos and baking on the stove top, as well as lots of tips on how to do things more easily in a tiny, moving kitchen. All this in an easy-to-navigate format including side tabs on the Contents to help you find your way and extensive cross reference lists at the end of each chapter. Quick Reference Lists provide idea starters: suggestions of included recipes for such categories as Mexican, Asian, and Potluck. The Boat Galley Cookbook is designed to help you every step of the way. We hope it becomes a trusted reference on your boat, and a source of many enjoyable meals.



Cooking for Company

Cooking for Company Author Nicole Aloni
ISBN-10 1440624038
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 256
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From the author of Secrets from a Caterer's Kitchen, the only 55 recipes you'll ever need to entertain with style and confidence. Features: * 55 essential dishes with lots of variations for every occasion * 38 versatile menus-from casual meals to elegant repasts * The basics of how to roast, grill, or steam meat, fish, and vegetables * From napkins to utensils-what every home entertainer needs * Hints and tips from the professionals to make every gathering as much a pleasure for the host as it is for the guests * Crowd favorites and exotic cocktails * Expert wine selections



Essentials of Cooking

Essentials of Cooking Author James Peterson
ISBN-10 1579652360
Release 2003-04
Pages 299
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Featuring more than 1,100 full-color photographs and 150 recipes, this richly illustrated introduction to the art of cooking provides step-by-step instruction in one hundred essential cooking techniques, accompanied by informative background on what each techniques does in terms of the taste of food. Reprint.



Virgin to Veteran

Virgin to Veteran Author Sam Stern
ISBN-10 9780762794096
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 256
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Virgin to Veteran is a cookbook with a difference! Written by Sam Stern, the twenty-year-old prodigy and author of five successful cookbooks already to his name, this is a modern masterclass in cooking designed to inspire and get young people (primarily twenty and thirty-somethings) into the kitchen and cooking with confidence. The way Sam sees it, there are only so many meals you’ll ever cook, so you really should learn how to make each one special. From mastering the basics to insider tips and techniques, Virgin to Veteran will teach you everything you need to become a confident cook. Starting with "Virgin Kitchen Set-Up" (the stuff you need to know to set up a workable space) Virgin to Veteran moves on through ten chapters each focusing on a particular ingredient or food group. Diagrams and step-by-step guides demonstrate relevant skills such as knife-work, sauce-making and baking, while other key areas such as sourcing and substituting ingredients, seasonality and the secrets of great presentation are also covered. Once you’ve learned how to cook using a particular ingredient or technique, Sam shows other ways that you can put your newfound skills to good use. From fast food to slow, food to go or eat in, healthy to greedy, there are over 150 recipes to match every mood, budget and lifestyle. Virgin to Veteran is chock full of useful information presented in an engaging, accessible way that will teach young cooks the classic skills and techniques necessary to turn out delicious, mouth-watering recipes, all of which have been updated to fit how we live now. With Sam as your teacher, you will be creating fabulous meals in no time flat!



How to Cook Everything The Basics

How to Cook Everything The Basics Author Mark Bittman
ISBN-10 9780470528068
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 496
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The New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling How to Cook Everything demonstrates fundamental cooking techniques while providing 171 recipes using basic staples and methods, covering everything from equipping a kitchen and stocking a pantry to making food selections and performing essential cooking tasks.



Cook It in Cast Iron

Cook It in Cast Iron Author America's Test Kitchen
ISBN-10 9781940352480
Release 2016-02
Pages 304
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Learn to cook it all in cast iron! The cast-iron skillet is a sturdy, versatile, traditional kitchen workhorse that 85% of us own but far fewer of us reach for daily, mostly because we have one or two recipes we use it for and otherwise it stays in the back of the cabinet. In this new cookbook, the editors of Cook's Country will show you everything you need to know about cast-iron cookware and the many (and often surprising) dishes you can cook and bake in this multitasker of a pan, from the classic dishes everyone knows and loves like steak, perfect fried eggs, and cornbread, to innovative and inspiring recipes like skillet apple pie, pizza, and cinnamon swirl bread. Learn about this cast iron's history and what makes it uniquely American and let us show you how to shop for, season, care for, and clean this perfect pan.