How Baking Works: Exploring the Fundamentals of Baking Science, 3rd edition
The essence of baking is chemistry, and anyone who wants to be a master pastry chef must understand the principles and science that make baking work. This book explains the whys and hows of every chemical reaction, essential ingredient, and technique, revealing the complex mysteries of bread loaves, pastries, and everything in between. Among other additions, How Baking Works, Third Edition includes an all-new chapter on baking for health and wellness, with detailed information on using whole grains, allergy-free baking, and reducing salt, sugar, and fat in a variety of baked goods. This detailed and informative guide features:
An introduction to the major ingredient groups, including sweeteners, fats, milk, and leavening agents, and how each affects finished baked goods
Practical exercises and experiments that vividly illustrate how different ingredients function
Photographs and illustrations that show the science of baking at work
End-of-chapter discussion and review questions that reinforce key concepts and test learning
For both practicing and future bakers and pastry chefs, How Baking Works, Third Edition offers an unrivaled hands-on learning experience.
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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.
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.
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)