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Product Details

  • Series: 101 Things I Learned
  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (May 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446550302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446550307
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.1 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. Expanding on the success of his 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, architect and urban designer Frederick picks the brain of former White House staff chef Eguaras, now a professor at the California School of Culinary Arts. Though slim, this book is all meat with no fat: Eguaras offers tips on everything from calibrating a meat thermometer to getting the most out of a whole chicken, keeping salad dressing from separating (use an emulsifier like mayo or mustard), putting out a grease fire (smother with a pan lid, never use water) and identifying poisonous foods. Line drawings by architect Frederick provide clear illustration of Eguaras's concepts, as well as clever cartoon counterpoints. Peppered with cogent quotes and trivia (the world's oldest cookbook was written by a first century Roman), this culinary crash course is sure to surprise and enlighten even the most informed gourmands. Other volumes in the 101 Things series are set to follow.

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"...this book is all meat with no fat....sure to surprise and enlighten even the most informed gourmands."
-- Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

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I had checked out this book from the library prior to purchase.
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I would recommend it to anyone interested in the basics of cooking.
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Fun easy book for people who like to spend time in the kitchen.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By mikemac9 on May 8, 2010
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If this was published as a 15-page pamphlet I would give it 5 stars. However its not worth the $10.20 Amazon is selling it for. While nominally 200 pages, 1/2 the facing pages just have a simple illustration on them. On the pages that DO have printing, its usually just a paragraph or list of items centered on a page. And the pages are about the size of a large postcard. So while this book *does* have useful info and tips in it, I think of it more as a pamphlet in book form rather than a real book. Picked up for $2-5 it might be worth it, but I think its overpriced at $10.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Billie-Jo Tozer on June 15, 2010
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I bought one for myself & one for my stepson (age 16) who desires to go to culinary school. I am not a chef, but I am very fluent and creative in the kitchen. This book is great for picking up tips and tricks, & PERFECT for beginners!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Estes on February 12, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This entry of the 101 Things series is for the cook, from novice to expert, and is applicable whether you're at home or work in the food service industry.

A few of my favorite entries include, "Five Knives do 95 percent of the work," "Fresh fish smells like the water it came from, old fish smells like fish," "Boil, shock, drain (pertaining to cooking vegetables)," and "Don't hesitate to recommend a beer pairing (i.e. pairing isn't just for wines)."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Idaho Jim on December 25, 2012
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Fun easy book for people who like to spend time in the kitchen. A quick start for Culinary School at home,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mary on October 8, 2012
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I purchased this book for a beginning cooking class I am taking. It was very helpful and showed me a lot of the basics. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the basics of cooking. Easy to read and understand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By b. j. rackes on September 22, 2011
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I noticed this little book on a shop table in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia and tried to buy it. Shock! It wasn't for sale - just part of a display. Bought it from Amazon when I returned to the States as a small gift for my 15-year old budding chef (who, incidentally, dislikes reading). He opened it slowly, as if it was a tiny textbook, and started skimming the short factoids and hints. Within a few minutes, he was referring to it for recipe substitutions and "tricks" to shortcut some learning curves. He remarked that it reminded him of some of the things his chef-mentor in Philadelphia's Walnut Hill College had rattled off during a cooking session but he'd not had the time or ability to write down.

This is not a cookbook, but it's full of tips that a chef of any age can use to look and produce like a pro!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Helios on July 12, 2010
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This book is not a textbook. It is a platform.

It coalesces information by subject into condensed packets. Some pages are brief, yet effective. Other pages can inspire you into hours of research. This book has opened my eyes to a whole new realm of culinary possibility.

Best of all. Its an easy and quick read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 2, 2014
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While some reviewers complain of the book's 'smallness,' I applaud it. The book is designed to offer good advice that can be easily remembered. It's worth the money because all of the information (besides the few quotes) is useful and memorable. You will be surprised how much you end up studying the book for the wealth of information contained in its tiny pages.
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