Culinary Fundamentals

Culinary Fundamentals

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For Introductory Cooking, Cooking Skills or "Food Prep" courses in Culinary Arts, Food and Nutrition and Hospitality Management departments. A comprehensive, technique-based cooking principles text which uses "benchmark" recipes to form the building blocks necessary for a career in the culinary arts. Pearson Education is proud to bring world-renowned Dorling Kindersley (DK) products to your classroom. Instantly recognized by their fascinating, full-color photographs and illustrations on every page, DK titles will add meaning to expository text and make learning accessible and, fun. Other DK hallmarks include cross-section views, 3D models, and text to visual call-outs to help readers comprehend and enjoy the wealth of information each book provides. With Pearson, you can see DK in a whole new way! For a complete listing of titles, please visit:
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  • Hardback | 1104 pages
  • 218.4 x 276.9 x 43.2mm | 2,676.23g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131180118
  • 9780131180116

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Wherever one's career in the culinary arts may take them, this book will remain a valuable reference. It can support readers throughout their culinary education and certification, as well as throughout their professional career.This book presents a foundation - from the objectives and key terms that introduce each chapter to the activities and recipes that round it out, this book is organized to highlight and explain the basic competencies of a professional cook or chef. "Section One" takes a moment to look back at the importance of the culinary arts in the history of humankind as well as a glimpse ahead into the careers of culinary professionals. "Section Two" introduces important concepts for any professional cook or chef: nutrition, food safety, and food science. "Section Three" continues the development of some basic professional skills by exploring the purpose and uses for math and recipes in the professional kitchen. "Section Four" introduces the tools of the trade. "Section Five" is devoted to the ingredients found in a professional kitchen, from fresh herbs to meats to canned goods. "Sections Six through Twelve" are the heart of this book-basic cooking skills-stocks, sauces, sautes, roast, vegetables, starches, breakfast, baking and more. Also presents a broad view of the culinary globe by grouping it into large geographic areas: Europe and the Mediterranean; the Americas; and Asia. Appropriate for cooks, culinary apprentices, culinary trainees, chefs, and chef educators.
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Table of contents

SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION Unit 1. Professionalism SECTION 2. NUTRITION, SAFETY, AND SCIENCE Unit 2. Nutrition Unit 3. Sanitation and Safety Unit 4. Food Science SECTION 3. CULINARY MATH AND RECIPES Unit 5. Culinary MathUnit 6. Recipes SECTION 4. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Unit 7. Equipment Identification Unit 8. Knife Skills SECTION 5. INGREDIENTS Unit 9. Dairy and Dry GoodsUnit 10. Meat and PoultryUnit 11. Fish Identification and FabricationUnit 12. Fresh Produce Identification and HandlingUnit 13. Basic Mise en Place Techniques SECTION 6. STOCKS, SOUPS, AND SAUCES Unit 14. StocksUnit 15. SoupsUnit 16. Sauces SECTION 7. DRY HEAT TECHNIQUES Unit 17. SauteingUnit 18. FryingUnit 19. RoastingUnit 20. BarbecuingUnit 21. Grilling and Broiling SECTION 8. MOIST HEAT TECHNIQUES Unit 22. Braising and StewingUnit 23. Shallow Poaching and SteamingUnit 24. Poaching and Simmering SECTION 9. COMPLETING THE PLATE Unit 25. VegetablesUnit 26. Starches SECTION 10. PANTRY Unit 27. BreakfastUnit 28. Salads and DressingsUnit 29. Sandwiches SECTION 11. GARDE MANGER Unit 30. Garde-mangerUnit 31. Hors d'oeuvres and appetizers SECTION 12. BAKING Unit 32. Baking SECTION 13. ADVANCED TOPICS Unit 33. Flavor DynamicsUnit 34. Presentation SECTION 14. CUISINES OF THE WORLD Unit 35. EuropeUnit 36. AsiaUnit 37. The Americas Appendices Glossary with phonetic pronunciations. Conversion Tables: temperature, weight, volume. Volume and weight conversions for Selected Foods. Pan Sizes. Scoop and ladle sizes. Can sizes. Sample HACCP Recipe. Suggested Reading List.Magazines, Journals, and Periodicals.Professional Organizations.
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