A Cook's Book of Quick Fixes and Kitchen Tips

A Cook's Book of Quick Fixes and Kitchen Tips

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However experienced a cook you are, there are still some times when things go wrong. Maybe your ingredients weren't the greatest, or you left that pot on the stove too long, or your finished dish just seems kind of blah. For situations like these (and many more), famed cooking instructor Anne Willan has just the solution. Open the book and you'll find more than 200 simple ways to turn everyday kitchen disappointments into new opportunities for culinary creativity. Learn how easy it is to transform overcooked broccoli into a simple tasty soup. Is your chicken bland or dry? Zip it up with a quick soy-ginger glaze. If your hollandaise has curdled, find out how to get it back to a professional, silky smoothness in a flash. Take a tip from French patissiers and recycle yesterday's stale croissants with the help of some almond paste and a dash of rum."A Cook's Book of Quick Fixes and Kitchen Tips" is jam-packed with invaluable hints and tips like these, filled with the wisdom and experience of one of the food world's most renowned cooking teachers.
In this book, you'll not only learn how to avoid or salvage culinary disasters, but you'll find lots of good, down-to-earth advice as well as inspiring ways to lift food from the mundane to the magnificent. The perfect gift for cooks of all skill levels, "A Cook's Book of Quick Fixes and Kitchen Tips" will soon become a trusted companion in the kitchen and something that you will dip into for ideas even when nothing is actually going wrong.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 167.6 x 27.9mm | 453.6g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • col. ill
  • 0764599879
  • 9780764599873
  • 2,360,042

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At last! Here is the ultimate kitchen for every cook--a treasury of easy, last minute fixes for a wide range of culinary calamities. You'll discover a wealth of advice from one of the world's leading authorities on cooking, with simple ways to mend mishaps and quick recipe ideas that transform failed dishes into something new and exciting.
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Table of contents

Introduction: The Perils of Oversalting and Scorching. Fish & Shellfish. Poultry & Game. Meat. Eggs. Vegetables. Pasta, Grains & Pulses. Stocks & Sauces. Fruit. Desserts. Baking. Index. Acknowledgements.
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About Anne Willan

James Beard award-winning author Anne Willan is one of the world's leading authorities on cooking and one of only a handful of people to have won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the IACP (1999). She is the founder of the French cooking school La Varenne and is the director of the branches in Burgundy, France and at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, and in 2000 she was named Cooking Teacher of the Year by Bon Appetit magazine. Willan's food writing has appeared in countless publications such as the Washington Post, and she is the author of cookbooks including French Regional Cooking, Chateau Cuisine, the classic La Varenne Pratique, the 17-volume Look and Cook series, and most recently, The Good Cook.
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