March 25, 2011
The First-Timer's Cookbook by Chef Shawn Bucher
Unlike most cookbooks, this book is not filled with recipes, but the steps needed to prepare for the recipes. The how-to's for peeling potatoes properly, the different cuts of vegetables, the presentation of the food, yearly vegetable availability and so much more. I am sure even those experienced cooks would find a thing or two that would further aid them in the kitchen.
I plan on giving my copy to my 18 year old daughter when she moves out. She has never been one to hang out in the kitchen to watch mom cook and I just know this book will save her a LOT of calls home in frustration over something she is trying to create. This cookbook is a very handy reference book for anyone who cooks and I suggest grabbing yourself a copy, I am quite positive we all know someone who could use such a gift.
"The First-Timer's Cookbook is the one cookbook that teaches all the basics. With simple techniques and easy step-by-step instructions for cooking almost anything, now you can learn how to cook, not just what to cook. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Lots of descriptive photos. Easy to understand and fun to use."