Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques, 200 Recipes, A Cook's Manifesto

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Chronicle Books, Sep 14, 2011 - Cooking - 367 pages
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Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed writer and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twenty distills Ruhlman's decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world's greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas from ingredients to processes to attitude that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cook s success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman s game-changing Twenty.

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Mouthwatering recipes included. - Goodreads
A lot of the recipes look great. - Goodreads
I'm excited to try a lot of these recipes! - Goodreads
And I cooked some of the recipes along the way. - Goodreads
Each technique is followed by representative recipes. - Goodreads
But- I didn't buy this just for the recipes. - Goodreads

Review: Ruhlman's Twenty: The Ideas and Techniques that Will Make You a Better Cook

User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

I appreciated the tips on how to cook, but the recipes were not for a lazy person like me! Read full review

Review: Ruhlman's Twenty: The Ideas and Techniques that Will Make You a Better Cook

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Excellent book - really gets into the reasons that mastery of relatively few basics is a necessary and sufficient launch pad for someone who wants to cook really well. Speaking my language when he ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Michael Ruhlman is the author of Ratio, The Soul of a Chef, The Making of a Chef, Charcuterie, and, with, Thomas Keller, The French Laundry Cookbook. He lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Photographer Donna Turner Ruhlman lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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