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The Home Chef: Transforming the American Kitchen Paperback – May 1, 2016
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This cookbook is about much more than just cooking. Chock full of how-to's, meal planning tips,and tasty recipes, its purpose is to teach our current and future generationsto appreciate and enjoy the benefits and importance of cooking for themselvesand their families, and how eating healthy can effect the length, quality, andimpact of their lives. And that, changes destinies.
Amy J. Roloff
Talent ~ Reality Show: Little People BIGWorld
President ~ Amy Roloff Charity Foundation
From the Author
Everything you need, and nothing you don't, to take your own culinary creations to the next level, while saving time, money, and waste doing so.
This collection of dozens of "real food" recipes, hundreds of professional cooking tips and free educational video links, includes topic to take the home cook (or the never-have-cooked) to a professional level of food preparation with topics like: The Adventurous Chef, Real Food, The Problem with Farm to Table, Using Organic Ingredients, The Secret to Kitchen Success, The Home Chef's Pantry, Stocking Your Kitchen Toolbox. Knife Handling & Care, Tips & Tricks from the Restaurant Kitchen, What is a Chef, Corporate Food, GMO Labeling, Grocery Shopping Tips, How to Shop for Fresh Vegetables, The Flavor Profiles, The Truth about "Super-Foods", Veganism, Food Safety, Mise en Place, Kitchen Organization, Spices, Gourmet Cooking, How to Read (and Write) a Recipe, Common Cooking Methods, Broths & Gravies, The Mother Sauces, How to Cook Vegetables, "Food Porn", Layering Flavors, Grilling & BBQ, Paying it Forward, and more.
Resources include a Printable Fridge & Pantry List, Vegetable Cooking Charts, Meat Marinating Charts, Weights & Measurements, Wine Pairing Tips, Glossary of Cooking Terms, Favorite YouTube Cooking Channels, Pay-to-Play Online Resources, and links to hundreds of Chef Perry's own Recipes.
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There is so much heart and expertise shared in this book that even the most inept in the kitchen will be inspired to believe they can really cook and learn do it well. Perry's style is like that teacher that won't settle for anything but his student's success, and his readers are his students. He even gave us homework! And I love how it's designed to teach us to think in ways we maybe never have about food, to actually use the information and recipes he shares and keeps this book interactive for the reader. For anyone who never learned to cook at home, or didn't learn to cook well, I recommed getting a copy.
Fair warning though, it's not your traditional cookbook, it's very different and better. It reads like a combination biography, self help, culinary world expose, and cookbook. And lest I forget, a text book; but not a boring one. It's down to earth, no nonsense practicality is refreshing and I'd recommend it to anyone, from complete novice to well seasoned home chef, as it is so chocked full of information, techniques, tips and great reference information. I find myself reaching for it over and over again as a reference and for the recipes, which are simple, tasty. The recipes are clearly written, easy to understand, with basic techniques a home cook can easily build upon
If you really want to learn what works, and how to cook well, then get this book.
Ultimately, it's about transforming your kitchen from somewhere you nuke a frozen meal to somewhere you makebgood food, good memories, and good time with friends and family.
Perry's passion for food, family, and yes, fun (who knew you could have fun in the kitchen!) really come through in this book.