Language : English
Published : 2006
World Cuisine Italy II
Introducing the new Cengage Technology Edition
UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION is a best-selling food-fundamentals text ideal for an undergraduate course that covers the basic elements of food preparation, food service, and food science. Contemporary and comprehensive in coverage, it introduces students to the variety of aspects associated with food preparation. The Fifth Edition thoroughly explores the science of food through core material on food selection and evaluation, food safety, and food chemistry.
- The text has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research, examples, and techniques related to food principles.
- “Chemist’s Corner” features dive deeper into the scientific principles and methodologies relevant to food preparation and the food industry.
- “How & Why?” features further explain terms, processes, and distinctions important in food science and preparation, answering common questions about the chapter material.
- “Nutrient Content” boxes supply specific data on the nutritional content of different foods.
- “Calorie Control” features explore the energy value of foods and emphasize portion control—a topic of great interest to students both as individuals and as future food service professionals catering to weight-conscious clientele.
- CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools including quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more.
On a journey around the world’s most exquisite and diverse range of dishes, from Brittany to Provence, celebrated chef Joel Robuchon presents the very best in French traditional ingredients and recipes. Drawing on twenty years of research, this book explores the French culinary landscape as never before – defining regions by their specific culinary identity and practice rather than sticking to today’s formal administrative divisions. In fifty beautifully illustrated and detailed recipes and featuring over 200 iconic locally produced ingredients, French Regional Food offers you the authentic flavours of France. Recipes include: Grilled Scallops from Brittany, Onion Soup from the famous Les Halles markets of Paris; Macaroons from Bordeaux. Classics of the French repertoire are here too; Cassoulet from Toulouse, Daube de Boeuf a la Dauphinoise, Black Cherry Clafoutis from the Limousin. French Regional Food reveals the traditions behind your favourite dishes, and invites you to explore less familiar places and flavours.
About the Author
JOEL ROBUCHON is a leading international multi-award winning celebrity chef. Named ‘Chef of the Century’ by the Gault Millau guide and winner of ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ by the International Herald Tribune, Robuchon is famous for his intricate and innovative French cuisine. He currently oversees eight restaurants in cities such as London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong and his restaurants have garnered a total of 25 Michelin stars – more than any other chef in the world. LOIC BIENASSIS is a specialist in French culinary heritage and gastronomy, and a researcher and historian at the European Institute of the History and Culture of Food, an organisation connected to the University of Francois Rabelais (named after the great food writer) in the city of Tours.
The Professional Chef is among the best-selling titles in Wiley’s cooking program and represents the cornerstone book in our publishing partnership with the CIA. We have completely reorganized this book to reflect the way that people cook in the kitchen today, with the best of foods and flavors from around the world. The book reviews ingredients, equipment, and skills of the professional chef. It then explores the techniques for the full range of food items: vegetables, potatoes, grains, legumes, pasta, meats, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs, fruits, soups, sauces, quickbreads and cakes, yeast breads, and more. The new edition features information on global cuisines, an all-new chapter on Plated Desserts, and information on topics of growing importance such as sous vide cooking, seasonality, and sustainability. The new edition features a new user-friendly design and structure, guiding readers through the basic principles behind each technique at a glance, and then providing more in-depth information along with step-by-step photography. Complete with hundreds of recipes and four-color photographs throughout, this is the essential reference for any aspiring chef, culinary student, or cooking enthusiast. For the first time ever,The Professional Chef is also available as a revolutionary interactive iPad edition (978-1-118-12012-5).
The essential wine reference for food and wine aficionados, students, and professionals Written by the experts who train today’s leading chefs and sommeliers, this invaluable guide thoroughly demystifies wine, from the basics of wine production to the nuances of wine lists, wine marketing, and wine service. Completely revised and updated, this new edition of the critically acclaimed guide features more comprehensive coverage of the wine regions of the world, grape varietals, winemaking, purchasing, tasting, service, and pairing. The expanded food and wine pairing section doesn’t just list good pairings, but explains why particular wines and foods pair well with each other. In addition, the book includes easy-to-use and informative charts, tables, and maps, as well as beautiful full-color photographs. * Packed with the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on wines of the world from the top professionals in the field * Includes more tasting notes for each region, updated information on the health effects of wine, and an expanded food and wine pairing section * Features excellent study resources for food and wine students Expanded, revised, and better than ever, Exploring Wine is a comprehensive resource and ideal companion for wine lovers and students alike.
About the Author
Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith (1952–2009), and Michael A. Weiss have been the leading wine educators at The Culinary Institute of America for the last twenty–five years. They have traveled to virtually every wine–producing region in the world and have trained more than 30,000 students to understand and appreciate wine. The authors are active participants and organizers of professional and consumer food and wine events, write for several wine and food publications, and lecture and teach extensively in educational programs, seminars, and conferences throughout the United States and other wine–producing nations. Their book WineWise won the coveted James Beard Foundation Award for Best Beverage Book of 2009 and the Georges Duboeuf Award for Best Wine Book of 2009.Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not–for–profit college offering bachelor’s and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 40,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world’s premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers courses for industry professionals and food enthusiasts, has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio).