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Ingredient : Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food

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Any good cook knows that the end result is greatly influenced by what is initially put into a dish. But not many people understand why or how the results come about. This incredibly enlightening book is not a standard cookbook; it’s not a cookbook at all. Instead, it is a guidebook, almost a textbook, that teaches you the eight fundamental ingredients and how they interact to create the wide variety of textures and flavors in our foods. The eight Ingredients are water, carbohydrates, sugars, lipids, protiens, minerals, gases, and heat. Each chapter talks about an ingredient – its characteristics, how it reacts and interacts with foods, what is important about it, and different cooking techniques based on it. While extremely informative and scientifically-based, the writing is highly accessible without condescension; surprisingly little text conveys a huge amount of information. The pages are beautifully designed to illustrate the text, with copious photos, drawings, and diagrams. Brilliantly adding to the book’s charm, each chapter is illustrated with a different artistic medium; for example, the water chapter is illustrated with watercolors, while the lipid chapter is painted in oils. This book explodes with exciting revelations for everyone from the novice to the master chef.

Reviewed By:
Author:
Ali Bouzari
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
272 pages
Publisher:
Ecco
Publish Date:
2016-Sep-27
ISBN:
9780062385352
ASIN:
0062385356
Issue:
January 2017
Category:
Cooking, Food & Wine
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Publication Date

2016-Sep-27

Format

Hard

Publisher

Ecco

Issue

January 2017

Page Count

272 pages

ASIN

0062385356

ISBN

9780062385352

Star Count

5

Book Author

Ali Bouzari

“Ingredient : Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food”

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