Part 2 - How Good Cooks Do It


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Part Two

How Good Cooks Do It

Basic Cooking Methods and Techniques

Most cooks learn to cook by following recipes. Some, including many very good cooks, always follow recipes to the letter for everything they cook. Similarly, most cooking classes are little more than elaborate presentations that demonstrate a certain recipe or several recipes. Because recipes are so commonly used, it would seem that cooking is as simple as knowing how to follow a recipe, Or is it?

What do you do if you cannot find a recipe for something you want? What if the recipe you have does not account for some technique that is important but you donít know? What if the recipe is for eight serving and you want six? What if you donít have certain ingredients that are called for?

Such "what ifs" happen more often than not, and that is why knowing the basic principles, techniques, and language of cooking is so essential. It is knowing how to account for them that makes good cooks good. The essential principles and techniques are covered in this part of the book. The more you know about them the better you will be able to handle those what if situations when they occur and, consequently, the better cook you will be.


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-- CharlesDelmar - 2011-07-21

-- Main.WalRob - 2011-08-16

Topic revision: r7 - 2013-07-29 - MCCCharlesDelmar
 
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