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Named one of the five favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts magazine, The Professional Chef is the classic kitchen reference that many of America’s top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works. Now, the ninth edition features an all-new, user-friendly design that guides readers through each cooking technique, starting with a basic formula, outlining the method at-a-glance, offering expert tips, covering each method with beautiful step-by-step photography, and finishing with recipes that use the basic techniques.
The new edition also offers a global perspective and includes essential information on nutrition, food and kitchen safety, equipment, and product identification. Basic recipe formulas illustrate fundamental techniques and guide chefs clearly through every step, from mise en place to finished dishes.
Includes an entirely new chapter on plated desserts and new coverage of topics that range from sous vide cooking to barbecuing to seasonality
Highlights quick reference pages for each major cooking technique or preparation, guiding you with at-a-glance information answering basic questions and giving new insights with expert tips
Features nearly 900 recipes and more than 800 gorgeous full-color photographs
Covering the full range of modern techniques and classic and contemporary recipes, The Professional Chef, Ninth Edition is the essential reference for every serious cook.
Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen has been the market’s leading textbook for culinary students and a key reference for professional chefs since its original publication in 1999. This new edition improves on the last with the most up-to-date recipes, plating techniques, and flavor profiles being used in the field today. New information on topics like artisanal cheeses, contemporary styles of pickles and vinegars, and contemporary cooking methods has been added to reflect the most current industry trends. And the fourth edition includes hundreds of all-new photographs by award-winning photographer Ben Fink, as well as approximately 450 recipes, more than 100 of which are all-new to this edition. Knowledge of garde manger is an essential part of every culinary student’s training, and many of the world’s most celebrated chefs started in garde manger as apprentices or cooks. The art of garde manger includes a broad base of culinary skills, from basic cold food preparations to roasting, poaching, simmering, and sautéing meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, and legumes. This comprehensive guide includes detailed information on cold sauces and soups; salads; sandwiches; cured and smoked foods; sausages; terrines, pâtes, galantines, and roulades; cheese; appetizers and hors d’oeuvre; condiments, crackers, and pickles; and buffet development and presentation.
PROFESSIONAL CATERING equips readers with the knowledge and tools to start and position a competitive catering business. It addresses industry best practices and emerging trends while taking a practical approach to resources that can be used in implementing business plan. Beautifully illustrated with four-color photography, this easy-to-read resource is packed with Tips from the Trade, Ingredients for Success, standard operating procedures, checklists, forms, and hands-on applications designed to develop critical thinking skills. Comprehensive information is provided on each functional catering management task–planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling–helping readers strategically craft a long-term strategy to create a profitable catering operation. It also offers thorough coverage of the business plan, finding and keeping the right client, designing a sustainable operation, resolving conflict, social media, managing risk, understanding legal issues, adhering to FDA and OSHA guidelines, partnering with the event planner to exceed a client’s needs, and much more. PROFESSIONAL CATERING is the ideal resource for managing catering profitability.
About the Author
Dr. Stephen B. Shiring, Sr., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality Management at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His professional work experience includes catering, consulting food broker, and restaurant management. Integrating a unique service learning experiences into his classes, Dr. Shiring has taught 21 different hospitality management courses, including catering and special events, hospitality marketing, strategic planning, principles of management, cost management, fundraising for special events, introduction to casino, human resources management, food production, purchasing, introduction to hospitality, and hospitality business model. Both an academic and internship adviser, he is the IUP faculty representative to the Walt Disney World College Program. He served as chairperson of the Department of Hospitality Management for seven years and is a member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education as well as serves on advisory committees representing both community colleges and vocational-technical high schools. In addition, he volunteers as a subject specialist for the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Education, serving as an on-site evaluator for Hospitality & Tourism Management Programs seeking accreditation. Dr. Shiring’s numerous awards include the IUP African American Cultural Center’s Award of Recognition. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Professional Bread Baking is not only a cookbook providing an array of recipes and formulas for finished loaves. The title dives deeper into the discussion about bread, providing a detailed reference that will be indispensable for a baker. Written by an Associate Professor at the Culinary Institute of America, Professional Bread Baking provides the tools needed to mix, ferment, shape, proof, and bake exceptional artisanal bread.
Gisslen’s 6th edition of Professional Baking continues to educate hundreds of thousands of readers with clear, detailed instructions in the theory and techniques necessary to meet the demands of the professional kitchen. The text continues to comprehensively cover baking basics while also offering enhanced coverage of higher-level techniques such as pastry, chocolate, and sugar work. Balancing theory and practice, Professional Baking provides both the understanding and performance abilities needed to progress and develop in a successful baking career.
This is the best-selling undergraduate food preparation textbook in the marketplace. It has a long standing reputation for being comprehensive, yet easy for students to understand and follow. Wayne Gisslen’s reputation for being able to simply, yet comprehensively, communicate information to beginning chefs is unsurpassed. This new edition includes videos on the CD in the back of the book that will help further illustrate the correct techniques in the kitchen. On top of that there are over 100 new recipes, some with particular emphasis on international cooking. Enhanced visual program of this title includes over 220 new colour photos, including plated dishes, procedures, and products. Approximately 100 new recipes have been added to this book, for a total of 650 recipes plus another 600 variations. It features more focus on international recipes and variations. It includes enhanced topical coverage on such things as: food science, molecular gastronomy, international recipes, and culinary maths. Chapter 10, Understanding Meats, now includes all information on meat fabrication in one convenient place. This title contains up-to-date nutrition guidelines. It is thoroughly revised and enhanced. CulinarE-Companion(trademark) Recipe Management software contains all recipes from the book – and 90 bonus recipes.
About the Author
When Jemma left art school she never thought she’d find her creative outlet in the form of baking but in 2006 she set up Crumbs & Doilies as a market stall and realised that her artistic urges were being fulfilled in ways she had never anticipated. Her cupcakes and cakes have been enjoyed by the likes of Paul McCartney, Keira Knightley, Lily Allen and even Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen. Jemma and her team at Crumbs & Doilies past achievements include making 10,000 cupcakes to form a giant mosaic of a Japanese Cherry Blossom, as well as over 1,000 sushi shaped cakes complete with sushi tray, chopsticks and ‘wasabi’ buttercream!
About the Author
Dr. Kellyann Petrucci is the coauthor of the health and lifestyle books Living Paleo For Dummies and Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies . She also created the successful kids’ health and wellness program Superkids Wellness and the Paleo door-to-door home delivery food service Living Paleo Foods.