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Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques (edition 2012)

by Jacques Pépin (Author)

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Title:Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques
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Info:Black Dog & Leventhal (2012), Edition: Revised, 736 pages
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Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques by Jacques Pepin

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Master chef Jacques Pepin offers an extensive collection of techniques and accompanying recipes in this new cookbook. The techniques in question range from the expected, or at least common, such as how to carve a turkey, to what many home cooks might consider extreme: how to make rolled head cheese or stuffed pig's feet. Each entry has step-by-step instructions and photos.
The photos are always helpful, but perhaps especially so in the chapter on breads. Given the complex results that can be had from the simple ingredients required, the words alone can't do justice to the artwork one can create using Pepin's techniques.
This title may not appeal to every home cook, but it is an essential volume to those who view themselves as amateur chefs or, at a minimum, GOOD home cooks who take pride in what comes out of their kitchen. ( )
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This comprehensive, authoritative presentation includes more than 500 techniques and 160 recipes, demonstrated by master chef Jacques Pepin in 2,000 of step-by-step photographs. A comprehensive culinary course on every aspect of classic cooking, from the basics (how to sharpen a knife or peel an onion), to the practical (how to properly bone a chicken), to the whimsical (how to make decorative swans and flowers out of fruits and vegetables), to the complex (how to lard a pheasant pate and encase it in a decorative crust of breading, or how to break down a saddle of lamb).… (more)

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