The Great Cook: Essential Techniques and Inspired Flavors to Make Every Dish Better by James Briscione and Cooking Light Magazine

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    • Categories: Stocks; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: black peppercorns; parsley; thyme; chicken backs; carrots; celery; bay leaves; onions
    • Categories: Soups
    • Ingredients: chicken stock; chicken thighs; chicken breasts; carrots; celery; onions; egg noodles
    • Categories: Soups; Thai
    • Ingredients: mushrooms; red bell peppers; fresh ginger; garlic; lemongrass; sambal oelek; chicken stock; coconut milk; fish sauce; cooked chicken breast meat; green onions; cilantro; limes
    • Categories: Soups; Stocks; French
    • Ingredients: beef bones; beef shanks; carrots; celery; onions; black peppercorns; thyme; parsley; bay leaves; chives; baguette bread; Gruyère cheese
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Cooking for a crowd; French
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; apples; thyme; bay leaves; Madeira wine; beef broth; apple cider (alcohol-free); sherry vinegar; sourdough bread; Gruyère cheese
    • Categories: Soups
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; shiitake mushrooms; garlic; thyme; chicken broth; beef broth; baguette bread; Gruyère cheese; Gorgonzola cheese; dry white wine
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: onions; carrots; beef chuck roast; dry red wine; tomatoes; beef broth; oregano; thyme; bay leaves; cremini mushrooms; basil; parsley
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Irish
    • Ingredients: onions; thyme; rosemary; leg of lamb; Guinness; tomato paste; beef broth; bay leaves; potatoes; carrots; baby turnips; parsley
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Mexican
    • Ingredients: Anaheim chiles; tomatillos; cilantro; ground cumin; dried oregano; chicken broth; onions; carrots; celery; red bell peppers; garlic; canned golden hominy; sour cream; chicken thighs
    • Categories: Chili; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: beef chuck roast; onions; jalapeño peppers; garlic; beer; paprika; ground cumin; tomato paste; beef broth; canned pinto beans; radishes; avocados; cilantro; sour cream; limes; canned tomatoes
    • Categories: Chili; Main course; Cooking for a crowd; American
    • Ingredients: poblano chiles; beef chuck roast; onions; garlic; tomatoes; dried oregano; ground cumin; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; cilantro; cheddar cheese
    • Categories: Chili; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: dried ancho chiles; beef stock; cremini mushrooms; ground bison; onions; green bell peppers; tomato paste; chili powder; dried oregano; ground coriander; cumin seeds; dark Mexican beer; canned tomatoes; acorn squash; canned chickpeas; sour cream; parsley
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Quick / easy; Main course; Asian
    • Ingredients: beef flank steaks; reduced salt soy sauce; maple syrup; sake; dark sesame oil; Sriracha sauce
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Main course; Spanish
    • Ingredients: sliced almonds; whole grain bread; smoked Spanish paprika; sherry vinegar; roasted red peppers; beef flank steaks
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Main course; Mexican
    • Ingredients: hot paprika; ground cumin; smoked Spanish paprika; ground red pepper; celery seeds; beef flank steaks; corn tortillas
    • Categories: Main course; American
    • Ingredients: French bread; ketchup; onions; parsley; buttermilk; sharp cheddar cheese; eggs; ground beef sirloin
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: French bread; pancetta; shallots; carrots; tomato paste; eggs; ground beef sirloin; ground pork; ground veal; cremini mushrooms; beef broth; half and half cream; fruity red wine
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course
    • Ingredients: bread; onions; ketchup; parsley; Parmesan cheese; prepared horseradish; dried oregano; white cheddar cheese; ground beef sirloin; eggs
    • Categories: Main course
    • Ingredients: whole chicken; thyme; paprika; ground coriander; shallots; lemons
    • Categories: Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: rosemary; fennel seeds; chicken breasts; lemons
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Main course; Asian
    • Ingredients: rice vinegar; reduced salt soy sauce; honey; dark sesame oil; chile paste; garlic; chicken thighs
    • Categories: Sauces for poultry; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts; shallots; garlic; capers; parsley; dry white wine
    • Categories: Sauces for poultry; Main course
    • Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts; shallots; beer; reduced salt soy sauce; honey; parsley; whole grain Dijon mustard

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  • Veggie and tofu stir-fry

    • hbakke on February 22, 2022

      Delicious tofu stir fry. We liked the combination of vegetables with the sauce. I would make this again.

  • Tuscan lemon muffins

    • hbakke on April 11, 2021

      Nice fluffy texture with a great lemon flavor. They were perfectly baked at 16 minutes. I was expecting the tops to brown a bit more, but I'm glad I didn't leave them in the oven longer. I would make these again.

  • Cherry-wheat germ muffins

    • hbakke on December 07, 2021

      These definitely were a more "healthy" tasting muffin than the cake-disguised-as-a-muffin I'm used to. They baked up nicely, but were a little boring.

  • Basic banana bread

    • hbakke on December 02, 2021

      Great banana bread recipe...maybe my new favorite. It had the almost cake like, but not too dry texture that I like and was perfectly cooked at 55 minutes. I was about 1/2 cup short of mashed banana, but I don't think it made too much of a difference in the baked bread. I also skipped the powdered sugar glaze and just sprinkled the top with pearl sugar before baking. Definite repeat for me.

  • Bananas Foster bread

    • hbakke on January 08, 2023

      Great banana bread recipe with a boozy twist. I don't think the dark rum I used as a substitute for Cognac was very noticeable in the bread, but it added a nice background flavor. This was perfectly baked at 1 hour and not overly sweet. I would make this again.

  • Chicken with honey-beer sauce

    • eroachTN on November 22, 2022

      Not as flavorful we I would have expected. Not sure I'd make it again.

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  • ISBN 10 0848739914
  • ISBN 13 9780848739911
  • Published Apr 14 2015
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 368
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Oxmoor House
  • Imprint Oxmoor House

Publishers Text

Learn how to cook more than 100 classic, all-time favorite dishes-and learn how to cook them perfectly. This cooking course in a book will show you how to confidently turn out a pie with a flaky, tender crust, make homemade pasta, and master a wow-the-crowd Coq Au Vin.

Chef and culinary instructor James Briscione guides readers through 36 in-depth, recipe-oriented lessons: Roast chicken. Seafood. Layer Cakes. Each lesson is detailed with instructive photos of every step, and variation recipes will help build on newly acquired skills. Briscione also shares essential tips from professional kitchens that home cooks can use to make each dish even better. It's like getting a private, personal lesson from a culinary expert in the comfort of your own home. More than 500 stunning color photographs and 105 essential, easy-to-follow recipes makes this an invaluable kitchen companion for anyone who loves to cook-or wants to learn how.

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