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Things Cooks Love: Implements, Ingredients, Recipes Hardcover – April 1, 2008
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This globe-trotting collection from the Seattle-based cookware chain Sur la Table uses cooking equipment as its inspiration. Authored by Simmons, who writes for Food & Wine and Cooking Light, this book recognizes that having the most suitable tool is critical to fun and successful food preparation. In the opening chapters, Simmons outlines the basic items a home cook should stock, like a peeler and whisk, before moving on to more sophisticated tools, e.g., a karahi (an Indian wok) and mattone (an Italian terra cotta press). From there, the book is organized by implement: a recipe for a chef's torch, for example, is Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes with Bubbling Mozzarella; a pommes anna pan produces, well, Pommes Anna with Herbs and Mushrooms. The recipes appeal to a new cook with their precision, so homemade crepes or fresh sushi will seem accessible, especially with the most suitable tool at hand. (May)
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As clever as it is useful, rich with color photographs, short cuts, and care and cleaning tips. --The Kansas City Star
Must-have book for cooks at every level from the newlyweds to the seasoned cook. --Healthcastle.com
Top customer reviews
I did remove one star because I just couldn't get away from feeling like Sur La Table was using this as an advertisement for stuff sold in their store, however.
This is a great book for anyone who has several cookbooks, and wants to take the next step.