The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion

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B.E.S. Publishing, 2009 - Cooking - 794 pages
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The Art of Enjoying Good Food and Elegant Dining
Alphabetically arranged entries define and describe--

  • Fruits and vegetables, both well-known and exotic varieties
  • Meat cuts and preparation methods
  • Fish, shellfish, and ways to cook and serve them
  • Breads, pastas, and other grain-based foods
  • Cooking tools and techniques
  • Reliable ways to preserve and store foods
  • Herbs, spices, and their many uses . . . and much more

    More than 6,700 entries * Hundreds of illustrations

    An expanded and enhanced version of the authoritative The New Food Lover's Companion,which was called "Essential for anyone who talks, eats or thinks about food" by Bev Bennett in theChicago Sun-Times

    (front flap)
    Based on Barron's popular and authoritative The New Food Lover's Companion, this enlarged and enhanced new reference volume was written for discerning home chefs and everybody else who wants to become more knowledgeable about good food and elegant dining. Alphabetical entries describe foods of every kind as well as preparation methods, cooking utensils, serving suggestions, preserving and storing methods, and more. An exciting new feature is the 40 glossaries that have been created for entries which have many subtypes. For example, the Apple Glossary has entries for 27 different varieties of apple, and the Citrus Glossary has entries for 24 different types of citrus. Smaller glossaries are interspersed throughout the text and larger glossaries are presented at the back of the book.The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion is a reference volume--not a cookbook--but it includes hundreds of cooking tips and enlightens its readers on those many terms and preparation methods that too many ordinary cookbooks leave unexplained. If you relish good food and the best in dining The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion is a book you'll refer to time and time again.

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    The Authors:

    Sharon Tyler Herbst, the award-winning author of many books on cooking and dining, was also a food and travel journalist, a media personality who made many appearances on national radio and television shows, a consultant and spokesperson for national food and beverage companies, and a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.The New Food Lover's Companion is considered a seminal culinary reference work by the food industry.

    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 books with Sharon and is the primary author of the best-sellingThe New Wine Lover's Companion, which received rave reviews.
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    User Review  - karanasou -

    This is my go to gift for anyone that enjoys cooking or learning about foodsprep etc.Once you start reading you cant stop. This book is informative and has everything from A to Z that you would need to know relating to the kitchen and beyond. Read full review


    User Review  - upekkharich -

    this is the best food reference book you can finda bit too nice for the kitchen though Read full review

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    About the author (2009)

    Sharon Tyler Herbst was an award-winning author of seventeen books, and has been dubbed the foremost writer of user-friendly food and drink reference works. Her seminal work, Food Lover's Companion, is broadly hailed as "a must for every cook's library. Sharon frequently discussed those topics on national radio and TV.

    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 used on Internet sites, including Condé Nast's "Epicurious.

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