The New Food Lover's Companion

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Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, 2013 - Cooking - 916 pages
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The fifth edition of this widely praised and highly esteemed reference guide has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today's world. The authors have taken into account our healthier lifestyles and more diverse palates to include:

  • Over 500 new listings, including Korean, Persian, and South American additions
  • Updated information for hundreds of existing entries
  • A blood alcohol concentration chart for men and women
  • An extensive breakdown of food labels and nutritional facts
  • Department of Agriculture recommendations for a 2,000 calorie per day food plan

    Among the myriad foods and culinary subjects defined and explained are cooking tools and techniques, meat cuts, breads, pastas, and literally everything else related to good food and enjoyable dining. Handy appendices cover many topics including suggestions for substituting recipe ingredients, a microwave oven conversion chart, recommended safe cooking temperatures for meats and fish, and much more.

    The New Food Lover's Companion is a reference guide--not a cookbook--but it includes hundreds of cooking tips plus an extensive bibliography of recommended cookbooks. More than 7200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work.

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User Review  - Lisa Ennis - Book Verdict

With more than 7,000 A to Z entries, this title, now in its fifth edition, has been expanded to include new international entries and information about nutrition and deciphering food labels as well as ... Read full review

for profesionals and the rest of us

User Review  - jola04 -

My husband is a chef and this book is greatly appreciated and recommended by him. I purchase this for a co-worker that was interested in learning more about cooking not just follow the recipes. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Sharon Tyler Herbst was an award-winning author of many books on cooking and dining, a food and travel journalist, a media personality and a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Ron Herbst, a dedicated wine expert, is also a wine and food journalist. His best-selling The New Wine Lover's Companion, also published by Barron's, is the wine dictionary on several internet sites, including Cond Nast's "Epicurious

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