Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

834 Kitchen Quick Tips: Tricks, Techniques, and Shortcuts for the Curious Cook Paperback – September 1, 2006


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, September 1, 2006
"Please retry"
$9.08 $0.02

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen (September 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933615109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933615103
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.7 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
24
4 star
7
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 31 customer reviews
Excellent kitchen tips, a good reference tool for any level cook.
GovLibrarian
I read it just for the fun of it and sometimes even remember a solution when I need it.
Prissy
Ordered this for a gift, and will order more copies, for myself and for gifts.
H. Levy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Sharol F. Jacobson on January 28, 2007
Cooks of the James Beard strain and TV chefs will not need this book, but for the rest of us, 834 Tips provides much helpful advice in a paperback-sized volume covered with a shiny surface that will wipe clean easily when seized with oily fingers.The contents are organized alphabetically from "almond paste" to "zucchini seeding" and indexed very clearly. The tips cover many domains of cooking life, including not only tips on preparing specific foods (seeding tomatoes, slicing large heads of cabbage, freshening stale bread, measuring honey and oils accurately and neatly, and spritzing pie crust with ice water in a spray bottle to avoid toughening the dough) but also on organizing the kitchen, keeping utensils and kitchen surfaces clean while cooking,storing and freezing foods, transporting foods,and knife sharpening. The many hints on substituting one tool for another (using the beater of a handheld mixer to ream citrus fruits, peeling kiwis with a spoon) are useful for those of us who do not buy a special gadget for every conceivable need. Tips for grill cooks are included. A few personal favorites: Fill the wash machine with ice to chill drinks for a party (run the spin cycle to zap the water); support a standing rib roast that doesn't want to stand by running a skewer through it and resting the skewer on the sides of the roasting pan; and use a toothbrush to clean garlic presses and other tools with hard-to-reach small parts or perforations. The more you look, the more you find. Another plus: the generous use of clear line drawings add visuals to the text.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Brian K. Scheufele on November 24, 2006
An awesome collection of tips from people who have actually had practical experience using these shortcuts, timesavers, etc. in the kitchen. The book is just fun to read, and a valuable reference that you will refer to again and again. I hope that more editions will follow!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Arena TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 26, 2008
First let me state that this book is definitely worth 5 stars, but I'm only give it 4 because it should be spiral bound. I don't say that lightly. This book is quite thick, and mine now has a broken binding -- and it's not all that old, and I am very careful with my books.

This is an A - Z handbook to let you in on those kitchen secrets you probably think everybody else somehow knows but you!

Get better information on how to fillet fish, dispense dishwashing liquid, transport frozen food, slice a pie -- it's all here plus much more. If you've ever wondered about it, it's probably in here.

I truly wish it was spiral bound. I guess I'll just have to go out and buy another copy for myself.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ann Bacon on January 19, 2007
At first I hesitated to buy this book because I thought that it was going to be just like all the rest of the kitchen tip books. But I looked through some of its pages on the web and thought it would be a great book to buy for my daughter. Well, when it arrived, I read through it and was quite surprised that there were tips for other areas, not just the kitchen. I will be borrowing this book from my daughter or will have to just purchase one for myself.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 18, 2007
834 KITCHEN QUICK TIPS: TECHNIQUES AND SHORTCUTS FOR THE CURIOUS COOK is packed with the basics usually learned the hard way - by trial and error - so any general library strong in kitchen skills and cookbooks will want to add this reference. From how to peal a kiwi with a spoon to freshening a garbage disposal and using the mortar and pestle, 834 KITCHEN QUICK TIPS is a reference no aspiring cook will want to miss!

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Prissy on January 12, 2007
This book is full of interesting and novel solutions to cooking problems. I read it just for the fun of it and sometimes even remember a solution when I need it. It's a great reference; well worth the money.

I bought two extra copies for gifts...maybe for a shower gift in a basket with unique kitchen tools.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By electra wilson on August 23, 2007
Verified Purchase
I bought this on the pretext of giving it to a son who is interested in cooking. I didn't need it; I know everything.
This book has so much STUFF that it's just fun to sit down and read it...even when you think you can't learn anything more like how to liberate stuck muffins, edible toothpicks, preparing for grilling, mess-free breading, a better way to crack an egg (?),using a hair dryer on the fresh icing of your cake,etc.etc.etc. And there are 834 illustrated (yes!) quick tips. Can you resist?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pat Carter on June 8, 2007
Verified Purchase
I love America's Test Kitchen on TV and when I saw information about this book they had written, it sounded like a perfect bridal shower gift. When I received it, I read parts of it and I was so impressed with their usual expert and helpful information that I have now ordered a copy for myself and for gifts for others. Having someone else do all the investigating and testing and then making the results available in an easy to use form is a welcome product for me. The information in this book is helpful, interesting and well presented. Looking forward to more information from this group.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?