101 Recipes for Preparing Food in Bulk: Everything You Need to Know about Preparing, Storing, and Consuming

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2011 - Cooking - 288 pages
Book & CD-ROM. The price of food is rising in a drastic way. In the 1970s, shoppers paid around 98 cents for a pound of ground beef and 59 cents for a dozen eggs. Today, consumers pay around $3.69 a pound for ground beef and around $1.40 for a dozen eggs. The simple truth is a dollar doesn't go as far as it used to because of inflation and the rising cost of transporting food. One of the best ways to combat the increasing price of groceries is to start buying in bulk and cooking food in large batches you can store in the freezer for later meals. Besides saving money, cooking in bulk also saves time; you won't need to figure out what to cook every night with delicious, pre-made meals waiting in your freezer. To make bulk cooking truly cost effective and time saving, you need to know the right recipes and tips. Learn everything you need to know with help from 101 Recipes for Preparing Food in Bulk: Everything You Need to Know About Preparing, Storing, and Consuming. This book will guide you through every aspect of cooking in bulk to make it as manageable as cooking regular-sized meals. The book details all the essential appliances and utensils you need in your kitchen, as well as how to take inventory of the supplies and foods you already have. This book provides tips so you know where and how to do your grocery shopping. In addition to these basic details, you will learn everything you need to know on cooking day from deciding whether you should cook solo or with a partner, to how to prepare, cook, cool, and properly store your meals. Once you are ready to eat your frozen meal, this book tells you how to thaw and reheat each recipe and how to detect foods gone bad which probably won't happen if you follow the simple instructions in this book. More than 100 recipes are provided to help you cook delicious meals you can make any time during the day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, soups, salads, appetisers, sides, and sauces. Every recipe includes an ingredient list and specific instructions that take you through the entire bulk cooking process. Tips are even included with several recipes to make healthier or vegetarian versions of the dishes. The companion CD-ROM contains a database of over 1600 recipes. Each recipe has been formulated to yield 100 servings. There are recipes for appetisers, beverages, meals for anytime of the day, desserts, side dishes, soups, vegetables and much more. We interviewed dozens of experts from the food service industry, as well as experienced individuals who bulk cook at home. Their insight into the nature of bulk food preparation, storage methods, and professional tips and tricks will help you keep your food fresh as long as possible. For anyone who has ever considered creating and storing their own bulk foods, 101 Recipes for Preparing Food in Bulk will give you everything you need to know to get started.
 

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It seems like the prices at the grocery store keeping increasing every week, which can be extremely difficult to put food on the table for a large family. In the book 101 Recipes for Preparing Food in ... Read full review

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“101 Recipes for Preparing Food in Bulk” by Richard Helweg is a cookbook with a twist; you won’t find a recipe calling for 2 cups of flour… instead you will find it calling for 6 5/8 pounds of flour ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
15
Food Preservation
43
Beverage Recipes
61
Breakfast
69
Breads
91
Lunch
109
Snacks
125
Appetizers
131
Side Dishes
159
Dinner Main Dishes
181
Desserts
211
Conclusion
233
Appendix
251
Canning Guidelines
263
Common Canning Problems
275
Index
283

Soups and Sauces
141

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About the author (2011)

Richard Helweg has more than 25 yearse(tm) experience working in the nonprofit sector as an artistic director, managing director, and executive director. He is an award-winning playwright and has recently written eAnd Justice for All, A History of the Supreme Court, a book for young readers, and How to Get Your Share of the $30-Plus Billion Being Offered by U.S. Foundations: A Complete Guide for Locating, Preparing, and Presenting Your Proposals (Atlantic Publishing). Richard lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife, Karen, and sons Aedan and Rory.

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