Techniques of Healthy Cooking is the newest, most comprehensive guide to healthy cooking in a professional setting. The book includes straightforward information on nutritional basics like types of nutrients and how they function in the body, reading and using food labels, caloric intake recommendations, and planning recipes and menus around various dietary guidelines. Also included is detailed information on ingredients, serving sizes, food safety from preparation to plating, and nutrition-related conditions like diabetes ...
Techniques of Healthy Cooking is the newest, most comprehensive guide to healthy cooking in a professional setting. The book includes straightforward information on nutritional basics like types of nutrients and how they function in the body, reading and using food labels, caloric intake recommendations, and planning recipes and menus around various dietary guidelines. Also included is detailed information on ingredients, serving sizes, food safety from preparation to plating, and nutrition-related conditions like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. In the Healthy Menu chapter, chefs will learn to create menu objectives, figure out what to emphazise and what to limit in menu planning, and develop nutritious menus for various operations and special needs. An extensive glossary explains basic terms and concepts, and the book provides 300 delicious recipes - 100 all-new - including nutrition information and optional modifications. Recipes include meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals, pasta, nuts and legumes, soups, sauces, salads, appetizers, breads, sandwiches, pizzas, breakfasts, and desserts. They are accompanied by vibrant full-color photography throughout, including 150 plated food shots and 50 dynamic process shots that demonstrate the tools, equipment, and techniques of healthy cooking. The step-by-step photos and recipes will inspire chefs to get creative with nutritional cooking, while the plated food shots beautifully illustrate that a dish can be exciting, great-tasting, and healthy all at once. Prepared by The Culinary Institute of America, which has been hailed by Time magazine as the nation's most influential training school for cooks, The Professional Chef's(R) Techniques of Healthy Cooking, Second Edition, offers nutritional cooking techniques and theories that have been tested and proven in the Institute's kitchens. It begins with the language of nutrition. The lessons of the USDA food guide pyramid, the Mediterranean pyramid, and a vegetarian pyramid from the American Dietetic Association (ADA) are used as a foundation for the Institute's seven principles of healthy cooking. They call upon the chef to introduce a wider array of foods such as fruits, grains, and vegetables into dishes. Successful strategies for cooking with less fat, moderating salt, and choosing and using healthy sweeteners are included as well. A separate section on creating healthy menus covers menu and recipe development, nutritional analysis, and nutrition labeling in menus and advertising. Special features of this incomparable guide include: Seven principles of healthy cooking Nearly 400 of the Institute's best recipes -200 of them new to this edition Over 250 photos that illustrate basic and advanced preparation techniques and inspire with elegant presentations for healthful dishes Practical tips for healthy saut???ing, stir frying, grilling, baking, smoke-roasting, and more Dependable guidelines for selecting healthy, fresh ingredients A nutritional analysis for each recipe, with separate breakdowns for sauces, side dishes, and other components
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