- File Size: 9951 KB
- Print Length: 145 pages
- Publisher: BookWise Publishing (January 9, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 9, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006VOOQC2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,239,966 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The First-Timer's Cookbook (First Timer's Cooking & Baking 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
While Shawn has included a number of helpful pictures, notably the pictures demonstrating how to cut various vegetables, some of his pictures are mere space fillers and others demonstrate dramatic short-comings. Grandma was pretty appalled to see the pictures of Shawn's demonstration of the breading technique. Anyone who has ever watched a cooking show that demonstrated how to apply a bread coating knows the mantra "Wet hand, dry hand" and yet every one of the pictures in this particular series that show hands, shows both hands manipulating the ingredients, no wet hand or dry hand in sight, just gunky hands soon to be a real mess! (There is a reason for wet hand - dry hand.)
Sometimes Shawn is just plain wrong. Take his "A Tip for Faster Boiling"
"If you're impatient like me, remember these tricks I have found that speed up the boiling process. It's really easy. First, salt the water by dropping about a tablespoon of salt to every gallon or two of water, then put a cover on the pot. The salt helps flavor the water and the cover keeps the heat in the pot.Read more ›
As far as another post mentioned, "dry hand-wet hand" is not that critical in the home. Nor is baking a potato with foil wrong at all. Do what you want....make a mess, but wash your hands. This book is great for those who just want to know the basics, not for those who want to work in a high-end restaurant.
I am not a cook at all. I burn everything and most of what I cook and eat, my family won't touch. It has come down to this: I'm not a bad cook, I just have different tastes and ways of doing things. This book is good for Elementary school and Jr. High aged kids to learn the very basics. My daughter is 7 and is learning all of these things. When I was 13 I didn't know how to make macaroni and cheese--I don't want my daughter to be in the same place I was. I'm teaching her really young to know how to make basics and not be afraid to try like I was. I love all of the pictures and step-by-step instructions in this book. I thrive on photos!! Perfect Book! And not wanting pay for it! Thank you for having the courage to write a simple book. You "know-it-all's" have no place reading this anyway.
The book is written completely in text form and there are no recipes. While some may view this as a useful way to learn how to cook, I think that a few simple recipes following each of the teaching points would have been more useful. Also, I read this book on a Kindle and wish that I could have read a hard copy of the book since it might have been more useful in that format for referencing when I used other cookbook's recipes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very nice app to have on my Kindle to make use of this tablet device much easier and more enjoyable!Published on February 22, 2014 by Walkerdc
I found it to be kind of short. But very informative, and straight the point. Hopefully I can start applying the tips to my kitchen.Published on January 15, 2013 by Sheila Serrano
I loved the concise precise no nonsense approach with pictures to assist with the well written step by step processes. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by K. Barkley
Great book for new beginners, very simple and detailed. If this is your first time cooking this is the book you want.Published on June 5, 2012 by Annette Cruz
Wonderful book even for not so "first-timer" cooks. Lots of great tips for different cooking methods as well as a great how-to on cutting fruits and vegetables! Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Lakegirl
I'm not much of a cook but want to be. This book has a ton of helpful tips and tricks and even common knowledge (well for those who know how to cook) when it comes to cooking. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Candice Stanford
I think this would be a welcomed addition to anyone just starting out on their own. It was easy to read and follow...Published on April 14, 2012 by Machelle728
Shawn.. your book is awesome. This would have been great to have when I first moved from my parents home. Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by Bruce Goldwell