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The Culinarian: A Kitchen Desk Reference Paperback – October 18, 2011
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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a yam and a sweet potato? Or gotten home from the farmers' market and thought, "Now what on earth do I do with fiddlehead ferns?" The Culinarian holds the answers to these and many more culinary conundrums, such as how to trim an artichoke or choose a ripe cantaloupe. This illuminating culinary dictionary includes clear, plain-English definitions for thousands of food terms from Absinthe to Zucchini, as well as tips on selecting, storing, and using every ingredient and piece of kitchen equipment imaginable.
The ideal complement to your favorite cookbook, The Culinarian is chock-full of captivating food trivia and history, plus information on measurements, yields and equivalents, and other useful tidbits. Flip to any page and delve into fascinating culinary trivia, or use it to pinpoint the information you need to get dinner on the table tonight. No matter how you use it, The Culinarian is a must-have kitchen reference for anyone who loves to cook.
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It has food terms, temperatures for cooking different items, serving sizes and equivalents, lists of tools, even a massive master grocery list!! There are great little definitions for so many types of food, lists of varieties and even some history bits.
There is a lovely section in the back that gives you a list of flavor pairings for over 6 dozen different items!! Definitely one of my favorite parts of the book!
Ever wonder how Swiss cheese gets its holes? There’s an answer in here for you! Do you want to try a new variety of apple? The author wrote up a list of over 100 types! Have you ever wanted to know what the original Baskin-Robbins’ 31 flavors were? Yup, in there too!
This is definitely a book I recommend and will be using frequently!
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For example classification errors like calling nutmeg and onion "herbs" (neither...Read more