Language : English
Published : 2009
Cooking the Polish Way
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.
The Ojibwe people call wild rice “mahnomen,” the good berry. Wild Rice elaborates on the many elements of that tradition, and brings it forward in fresh, delectable recipes. This comprehensive guide to Zizania palustris tells the story of North America’s only native grain, from its emergence in the western Great Lakes area to its use in today’s kitchens. The book demystifies the purchasing of wild rice–black or brown, long grain or short grain, lake rice or river rice, US rice or Canadian rice-clarifies cooking options, and proposes wild rice as a fast food (cook a full pound and freeze in small packets). The recipes range from simple soups to gourmet entrees and food for a crowd. Traditionally, wild rice was harvested from canoes and parched in iron kettles over open fires. Although these old ways are still practiced, much of today’s wild rice is cultivated in flooded fields-rice paddies-in the Upper Midwest and in California, and is harvested with combines and processed with machinery. The question arises: Which is better-tasting and more nutritious-naturally occurring wild rice or cultivated wild rice?
About the Author
Susan Carol Hauser’s fifteen books include natural histories, and poetry and essay collections, including Wild Sugar: The Pleasures of Making Maple Syrup. Her awards include a McKnight-Loft Fellowship in Poetry, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, an Anderson Center Charter Residency, a Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Initiative Grant, and two Minnesota Book Awards. She resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Brewer’s Tale is for anyone who, drinking a beer, has wondered how the past tasted. Part travelogue, part history, part culinary adventure, beer critic William Bostwick uncovers the stories behind the brewers who have practised their craft since the dawn of civilisation. Beer by beer Bostwick tells a history of the world through the brewer’s eyes, unearthing recipes from poems and potsherds to re-create these beers and their long-lost flavours. Jumping through time as he weaves ancient lore with today’s craft scene, Bostwick meets adventurous brewers who share his path, trading insight, recipes and ingredients like home-grown hops and wild, Nile Delta yeast. The Brewer’s Tale is history told in the glass, from tongue-numbing mead to sour pediococcus-laced lambic.
About the Author
William Bostwick is the author of Beer Craft and writes about beer for The Wall Street Journal, GQ and other publications. He is an avid home-brewer, former distiller’s apprentice, beekeeper, baker and occasional bartender.
For all courses in experimental foods, food science, and related topics. Foods: Experimental Perspectives, Seventh Edition will help students pursuing food-related careers broaden and deepen their scientific knowledge of food and its safe preparation. It clearly explains food science’s foundational principles and most important emerging technologies. The text first surveys the consumer marketplace, career opportunities, and basic food research techniques. Next, it discusses food’s physical aspects and preparation, and thoroughly explains carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Finally, it presents up-to-date coverage of food safety, preservation, and additives. Learning is promoted through “Food for Thought” boxes, photos, objectives, margin notes, definitions, charts, web links, and study questions. Updated throughout, this edition includes extensively revised coverage of food safety, GMOs, trans fats, alternative sweeteners, and much more. Also Available – Experimental Foods Labratory Manual ( ISBN 013 215 808 6)