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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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 holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and spent the better part of a decade working in various restaurants around the country. He is the co-author of four critically acclaimed books with Sharon Tyler Herbst, including The Food Lover's Guide. This indispensable book is considered "essential for anyone who talks, eats or thinks about food" (Bev Bennett, Chicago Sun-Times) and is featured on Food Network's website as their go-to food reference guide.

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