Essential Tools, Tips & Techniques for the Home Cook: A Professional Chef Reveals the Secrets to Better Cooking by Michelle Doll

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  • ISBN 10 1624145507
  • ISBN 13 9781624145506
  • Published Sep 25 2018
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Page Street Publishing

Publishers Text

In Essential Tools, Tips & Techniques, technique and mastery of one’s tools are brought to life. By understanding the fundamental mechanics of how certain tools impact the way food is cooked, home chefs will make better food, have more fun doing it and eat up the detailed nature of the subject that fascinates them. In each chapter, Chef Michelle Doll provides science information on a common kitchen tool or appliance, her expert reviews and recommendations of the best choices, and exceptional recipes that demonstrate the mechanics in action. Interspersed throughout the book are helpful diagrams including: What happens to pie dough when it bakes. What makes a croissant flakey. The best way to store proteins in your refrigerator. Ultimately readers will learn the best utensils and the best way to use them to make more exceptional food?and the food geek inside passionate cooks will be jumping for joy.

Featuring reviews of the best skillets, dutch ovens, cookie sheets, blenders, mixers, rolling pins, pressure cookers and more, Michelle shines new light on familiar tools. For example, learn how to properly grease and use a common dark-colored sheet pan for baked dishes like Salmon with White Wine Tarragon Sauce, and why a lighter colored baking sheet is better for cookies such as Buerre Noissette Chocolate Chip Cookies. With the perfect blend of fresh kitchen science and delicious recipes, culinary geeks and everyday home cooks alike won’t want to miss this book!