Instructional cook book.
I would like to write an instructional cook book. One that teaches to you how to make a meal, not just a recipe book. I have done some research online and couldn’t find anything like this. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? Does it sound like it is something people would buy?
The closest books I’ve seen to this are Mastering the Art of French Cooking and the Joy of Cooking. The French Cooking book is very specific with its instructions and shows key techniques for each type of dish made (for example, how to make an omelette properly), while the Joy of Cooking has sections on how to host an event, placesettings, how to can food safely, how to clean a rabbit, and so on. As far as weaknesses go, I don’t think either really cover food plating/presentation.Considering both of these books are seen as classics, I’d definitely say there’s a market for an instructional cookbook.
how to publish a cook book .
Your publishing endeavors should be based on your experience and your budget.If you have a successful restaurant or are writing a cookbook on a very unique style of cooking, then you should look for a literary agent and seek publishing through a major publishing house. They may or may not pick up your project, but your expertise will increase your chances of being published.If you are yet unknown to the public, you may want to self publish or go through what is known as a “vanity publishing” company. Vanity publishers are really book producers who put it all together for you for a fee. However, with the right amount of time, research, and personal resources, you can usually do the same for yourself. It really boils down to how much time and energy you have to invest in doing the work yourself.If you decide to let someone else produce your book, whether it be a major or vanity publisher, make sure to have a lawyer review any and all contracts before you sign.Also, cookbooks usually have a lot of great photography, so if you plan on attempting to publish it yourself, you need to partner with an experienced photographer who has his or her own studio (not just a collection of cameras).Do some more independent research on publishing cookbooks and see what turns up.I hope this helps,I.C. JacksonJackson Proofreading and Editinghttp://www.jpeservices.com
What’s a good book to start learning how to cook.
I’m reluctant to call it a cook book because that has the implication of a recipe book. I’m more looking for something that can help explain how cooking works, what does what and so on.Like, I know that eggs help make food more fluffy (for lack of a better word), sugar more sweet, butter sweetens but…
Ah, a curious-about-how-and-why type of cook, or potential cook… good!Cooking will be much more interesting to you, not to mention easier to do once you figure out some of those things.There are all kinds of hows and whys associated with cooking though.You mentioned a few things about ingredients (eggs, sugar, etc), and those would certainly be some. For some of those, you might want to check out making “breads” since ingredients can change the outcome a lot.Here’s one explanation by “The Reluctant Gourmet” (who’s a good person to check out anyway for all his other cooking stuff–see below):http://reluctantgourmet.com/cooking-tech…And these cooks are good at explaining the hows and whys too (some will also be at YouTube):Reluctant Gourmet: http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/technic….Jacques Pepin’s shows: http://www.kqed.org/w/morefastfoodmywayMark Bittman http://www.youtube.com/show?p=VsH54tIiYWY&s=1 (3 pages/seasons)Ming Tsai’s “technique” videos:http://ming.com/simplyming/cooking-tips.htm (click on archives, and season 9 especially)Jamie Oliver http://www.youtube.com/user/JamieOliver#g/u (can do search for “how to”)Todd Mohr: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChefToddMohr (he used to have many more free, but now sells DVD’s of concentrated info)Culinary Arts at about.com (their section on cooking methods): http://culinaryarts.about.com/lr/cooking_methods/314237/2Rouxbe: http://rouxbe.com/how-to-cook/video-cooking-tips (this is mostly a fee-based site now, but you can still find a few good technique and other videos for free, like this one:Cooks Illustrated Online (another fee-based one)Other sites like the Chowhound boards, Cooking Light, and many many more, also have great explanatory info and videos/etc.Check out some of the stuff I’ve written before about understanding the structure and basics of “cooking”, and also some suggestions for resources for beginning cooks:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjYpzhMog8.7R7CS.tyd5WPsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20070306102835AA1Y29H(….had to MOVE 2 of these links below, under Sources)Here’s some info from my files on “good books” for beginners who also want to understand cooking:1…Cook’s Illustrated’s (huge) The Best 30-Minute Recipe2…Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything.”You can find both at any bookstore or hopefully still at Costco.Bittman’s book I just purchased myself, and even though I only really started to learn how to cook about 7 years ago, I love it because I find I still learn so much from it.3…Joy of Cooking…however be careful of the EDITION you get…the current edition is excellent but the one that proceeded it is not (check info at amazon).Then if you really want serious details about the chemistry of what’s going on in cooking and much more, check out books, blogs, and articles by people like Harold McGhee, Shirley Corriher, Alton Brown, etc, as well as some of the people listed above.For books, always check out the “customer reviews” for a book at amazon to let you know which one you might be interested in (whether new or used version).Have fun!
Books on How to learn Advanced Cooking Skills (Haute Cuisine).
I am a keen cook, and want to get into more advanced food. Specifically, I was watching MasterChef (BBC UK) where the contestants cook all manner of Haute Cuisine – think small portions, perfect presentation, big taste etc.I believe what this comes down it is food presentation, recipe ideas and advanced…
Take a look at The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller.He shares recipes from his restaurant and the book has been called his culinary manifesto.It is advanced. If you are looking for easier techniques for at home, his Ad Hoc at Home book is also very good.
where can I buy books for a diabetic,on what to eat and how to cook for one.93637.
The hard part is cooking for one person!! That is really rough. But if you are looking for books to tell you how to cook for diabetic persons in general, try the South Beach Living cook books.South Beach Living and the Atkins phase 2 food plans are nearly perfect for diabetics of either type. They are low carb food plans with sufficient protein and fats for a healthy livestyle.Low carb means giving up most of the cereals, grains, potatoes, corn, carrots, peas, dried beans, soft sweet fruits, and some milk products. They all raise glucose levels almost intolerably. So have those things in extremely small servings if at all.Salads are great!! with a little meat and cheese on them they are more than sufficient and can be varied daily. I have mine with real salad dressings, not any of that diet junk that is so vinegary.
Books on how to cook meth illegal.
First of all, I am a teacher living in Missouri and we have a pretty bad meth epidemic here. I teach high school kids. I would like to educate them about drugs and hopefully save some young lives from drug addiction.My question is, is it illegal to purchase Uncle Fester’s book “Secrets of…
By showing the book and introducing it to them you will also show them how to cook that [email protected] I have a feeling you know the ingredients already, so explain that to them and get a life.
how to learn cooking.
I can`t cook now.I want to food delicious as soon as I can ,how should I do?
Try these steps:1. Listen to your gut instincts and trust them. This is the first important rule in cooking. You must listen to your inner knowledge of what foods work well for you, what foods combine well when cooked and what tastes good. All of this you should already know from having eaten other people’s food all of your life; you just probably haven’t taken the time to focus on these finer points. Get a pen and paper and write down your feelings about food in its cooked form and some of these food combinations and tastes will start to become clear to you.2. Get some good quality cookbooks. Avoid the trap for young players to buy lots of cookbooks; that will only drive you nuts. Choose some that appeal to you and that have glorious photos of food to inspire you.3. Sit down somewhere quiet and read through these books as you would look at a magazine or a book or artwork. Don’t try to understand all the terminology just yet. Take time instead to ingest the feel, the aromas, the look etc. of the food as suggested by the cookbook. A good cookbook is often one that includes the author’s personal experiences with cooking, including the disasters and stories on how he or she coped with learning to cook. This is the “pinch of inspiration” that is crucial to becoming a good cook.4. Start learning the terminology. So now you have one pinch desire and one pinch inspiration. Now you need one pinch technical know-how. Learn the basic terms. You should know what it means to grill, to fry, to saute, to julienne, to baste etc. Your quality cookbooks should have these terms. If not, just search online. These terms are the keys to unlocking good cooking.5. Try a simple recipe first. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the oven and hotplates before you get into the recipe too far. Make sure you are comfortable with using these items. Same for any appliances such as blenders and the like. Never, never, never attempt a Michelin star recipe when you are a novice or you will turn away from cooking for life. That is the stuff of chefs and you only want to be a cook. So select a basic, simple recipe and follow it step by step – absolutely. It is important to understand that “innate cooking” will come in time but for now, you need to rely on the cookbook’s instructions a little more closely.6. Keep trying out simple recipes. In the course of a week to a month, you should be starting to feel more confident about cooking by yourself, all without the aid of any classes and relying solely on your hand-picked cookbooks, your innate sense of taste and your built-up knowledge of cooking terms and appliances.7. Vary your new recipes. It is time to start being creative and varying your recipes slightly once you feel confident with your first simple recipes. Spice it up with curry powder or add a different herb to begin with. As time goes on, you will become more and more confident at varying other people’s recipes and creating your own. This is where you cease to copy and start to just cook from the heart and soul. And by this time, you should be hooked and loving it because you have beaten this path all by yourself.Hope I helped you….:-)
I need to learn how to cook.
I have no idea how to cook anything from scratch..all I can cook is what has instructions on the back…I want to be able to prepare meals and bake stuff. Help me please?
Get the cook book “How To Cook Everything” by Mark Bittman. It is thorough, easy to read and will be helpful for you in beginning to cook. Watch cooking shows on TV. If you have the Food Network or PBS look for cooking shows there to teach you basic techniques and to learn from the chefs and cooks there. Ask a family member to help you and to teach you what they know. Go to websites online to learn information on how to cook and to get recipes (www.allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.epicurious.com). Have fun!
Buying books on how to cook meth.
Is it illegal to buy books like “Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture” by Uncle Fester? This book is sold on Amazon. It is either totally legal because of freedom of speech or the feds and cops are watching everyone who buys those books. So is it legal or not?
buddy, let me tell you something. if you don’t know what you’re doing and try one of those recipes you’re probably going to screw something up royally. also, stuff like that is like the anarchy cookbook. none of it’s reliable. just having the phed or the anhy is gonna land you in a ton of trouble.
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