How to Cook

How to Cook

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Preparing your own food is much cheaper and healthier than buying ready made meals - let this book show you howshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 215 x 274 x 18mm | 1,066g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Hamlyn
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 300photos
  • 0600612732
  • 9780600612735
  • 1,246,679

Table of contents

Introduction 6; Where to start 10; Know your ingredients; What about organic?; Tools of the trade; What you need to get started; Mastering the basics 50; Dealing with meat; Preparing poultry and game; Seafood for beginners; Preparing vegetables; Cooking with fruit; How to cook pulses; Pasta, rice and grains; Easy ways with eggs; Simple techniques and recipes 114; Cooking methods explained; Making pastry; Homemade bread; Stocks and soups; Simple sauces and dressings; Mastering batters; Ice creams and sorbets; Desserts, cakes and biscuits; Jams and preserves; Putting it into practise 180; Meal planning and menus; Shortcuts and cheats; Keeping up appearances - how to make it look good; Drink anyone?; Vegetarian diets; Great meals on a budget; Cooking to impress; After-work suppers; The perfect store cupboard - meals without shopping; Nutrition for all; Using a freezer; When disaster strikes; Cooking terms explained 249; Index more