This must-have cookbook has returned with more incredible recipes and helpful illustrations than ever before. The Joy of Cooking grows with the times -- it has a full roster of American and foreign dishes such as strudel, zabaglione, rijsttafel, and couscous, among many others. In this updated version, all the classic terms you'll find on menus, ...
This must-have cookbook has returned with more incredible recipes and helpful illustrations than ever before. The Joy of Cooking grows with the times -- it has a full roster of American and foreign dishes such as strudel, zabaglione, rijsttafel, and couscous, among many others. In this updated version, all the classic terms you'll find on menus, such as Provencale, bonne femme, meuniere, and Florentine are not merely defined but fully explained so that you can easily concoct the dish In your own home. The whys and the wherefores of the directions are given throughout the book, helping you create recipes you never thought possible. A special emphasis on a vital cooking factor -- heat -- is added in this new edition. Your best-laid plans can be either made or marred simply by the temperature of a single ingredient. Learn exactly what the results of simmering, blanching, roasting, and braising have on your efforts. An enlarged discussion on herbs, spices, and seasonings tells you the suitable amount necessary in recipes. With more than 1,000 practical, delightful drawings by Ginnie Hoffman and Ikki Matsumoto, you can learn how to present food correctly and charmingly -- from the simplest to the most formal service, how to prepare ingredients with classic tools and techniques, and how to safely preserve the results of your canning and freezing. No necessary detail to your success in cooking has been omitted. Divided into three parts, "Foods We Eat", "Foods We Heat", and "Foods We Keep", The Joy of Cooking contains more than 4,500 recipes with hundreds of them new to this edition This American household classic is the most essential item for your kitchen.
Irma must be turning in her grave to see what's been done to her cookbook in the name of modernizing. Whomever is left in the family certainly have not carried on her tradition. As one instance they have changed the Chicken Cacciatore recipe from a simple and extremely tasteful one with elegance and depth of flavor to a pseudo-Italian mess with chopped tomatoes.olives and a mess of chopped onion rather than the one with shallots, mushrooms and brandy. Phooey! Buy a copy of the older and unrevised Joy of Cooking. The one that hasn't had the joy removed.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-09-15 First self-published in 1931, Joy of Cooking became an American classic over time because of its reliability as a resource of basic information, not for its culinary daring. The sixth revision, the first in 22 years, advances that tradition with distinction and some calculated flair. Its 2500 recipes reflect how broadly the mainstream of American cookery now flows. New recipes range from Dashi (Japanese stock of kelp and dried bonito flakes) to Grilled Pizza Margherita, Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken in Red Pepper Sauce) and a very simple Vitello Tonnato (cold veal napped with tuna-laced mayonnaise). New desserts are as everyday as Blueberry Cobbler (though this one is flavored with lime zest) or as richly extraordinary as Alice Medrich's Chocolate Cheesecake. Medrich was one of many chefs (including Rick Bayless, Patricia Wells, Jim Dodge and Deborah Madison) consulted for this edition. Modernisms are everywhere, from varietal coffees to a vastly larger sampling of pastas. Appealing new chapters include Grains; Dried Beans and Soy; and Little Dishes, which covers tapas, dim sum, meze and other international specialties. Although cautions against excessive fat intake are included, the taste for deep-frying is answered with Buffalo Wings and No Fail French Fries. As to physical changes, the two-column format remains, but Laura Hartman Maestro's 1000 new illustrations (e.g., of fruits and pasta shapes, as well as of such techniques as cleaning hard-shelled crabs) are more attractive and helpful. Organization is also improved: Stocks and Sauces are collected in one section rather than scattered; Salad Dressings now follow Salads rather than cropping up a few hundred pages later, as in the previous edition. No longer sans serif, the type is chunkier, with ingredients no longer bold-faced. Symbols within recipes (pointers to success, blender, etc.) have been sensibly eliminated. While many expository sections echo the previous edition and the royal "we" still appears throughout, much of the quaint gentility that marked Joy's past tone has been pared away. Nostalgic purists may object; others won't miss the somewhat patrician air. While attempts to be internationally and nutritionally au courant tend to be a bit self-conscious, Joy still contains a vast wealth of invaluable, and now updated, information. BOMC main selection; Good Cook and QPB selections; first serial to Family Circle. (Nov.)
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