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Title: Garde Manager: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen
Author: CIA

Edition: 4
Copyright: 2012

The leading guide to the professional kitchen's cold food station, now fully revised and updated.  Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen has been the market's leading textbook for culinary students and a key reference for professional chefs since its original publication in 1999. This new edition improves on the last with the most up-to-date recipes, plating techniques, and flavor profiles being used in the field today. New information on topics like artisanal cheeses, contemporary styles of pickles and vinegars, and contemporary cooking methods has been added to reflect the most current industry trends. And the fourth edition includes hundreds of all-new photographs by award-winning photographer Ben Fink, as well as approximately 450 recipes, more than 100 of which are all-new to this edition. Knowledge of garde manger is an essential part of every culinary student's training, and many of the world's most celebrated chefs started in garde manger as apprentices or cooks. The art of garde manger includes a broad base of culinary skills, from basic cold food preparations to roasting, poaching, simmering, and sautéing meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, and legumes. This comprehensive guide includes detailed information on cold sauces and soups; salads; sandwiches; cured and smoked foods; sausages; terrines, pâtes, galantines, and roulades; cheese; appetizers and hors d'oeuvre; condiments, crackers, and pickles; and buffet development and presentation.

Title: The Art of Charcuterie
Author: Kowalski
Edition: 1
Copyright: 2010

A comprehensive, professional-level guide to the making of sausages and cured meats
The art of charcuterie has been practiced since the fifteenth century, but in recent years interest has escalated in this artisanal specialty. Pâtés, cured meats, terrines, and gourmet sausages are staples at upscale restaurants as well as cocktail and dinner parties. Modern charcutiers have introduced new and exciting techniques and flavors for delicious (and even healthy) charcuterie. Written by John Kowalski and the experts at the CIA, The Art of Charcuterie covers every aspect of this rediscovered culinary art: curing and brining, smoking, terrines, pâtés, sausages, herbs and seasonings, sauces and relishes, and kitchen sanitation.

•    Features thorough explanations of tools of the trade, kitchen equipment, and ingredients
•    Includes technical and nutritional explanations of all the meats used in the charcuterie kitchen and how to best prepare them
•    Heavily illustrated with 200 full-color photographs, including techniques and finished items

The Art of Charcuterie is the ultimate companion for professionals and dedicated home cooks who want to master both traditional and contemporary techniques. 


Title: Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making
Author: Peterson
Edition: 3
Copyright: 2008

This 3rd edition of Sauces is infused with new life. Peterson overhauls the text by simplifying the book without taking out anything critical. Many of the sauces are lightened and the old French names are dispensed with or relegated to a separate section. Many of the sauces in the current book are in chart form since the procedure is identical for large numbers of them, and there is a chapter that has all the charts for easy reference. The author also standardizes the terminology for the consistency of liquids (for instance, in the Liaisons chapter, a chart showing thicknesses ranges from "water" to "mayonnaise") because it is the consistency that's most important (and the hardest) to show. An updated bibliography and source list of purveyors is also included. The photos are redone to be included in a bigger insert with fewer images since the photos in the current book are too small for anyone to really appreciate the details. The technique photographs are larger and focus on the essential steps that a reader cannot visualize based on the narrative instruction. Also, there are more color photos in this edition with an emphasis on how-to and cooking techniques (since many of the sauces are derivatives of techniques like braising, sauteing, poaching, etc.).


Title: The Modern Café
Author: Migoya
Edition: 1
Copyright: 2009

This gorgeous, incredibly rich professional volume is full of expert guidance and master recipes for the launch and management of the Modern Cafe. With more than 150 full color photos and more than 250 recipes, this magnificent title will instruct and inspire, from hiring staff to getting the right equipment, from breakfast croissants to artisanal lunch sandwiches to truffles to go, from decor to sanitation, this book addresses every aspect of managing the casual, upscale modern cafe. The table of contents is as follows: Chapter 1: The Bakery; Chapter 2: The Pastry Shop; Chapter 3: The Savory Kitchen; Chapter 4: Beverages; Chapter 5: The Retail Shelf; Glossary; Bibliography; Resource List; Index.


Title: Frozen Desserts
Author: Migoya
Edition: 1
Copyright: 2008

It is essential for any serious pastry chef to have a comprehensive knowledge of frozen dessert production, and this book provides all the basic information a pastry professional needs. Introductory chapters include the history and evolution of frozen desserts; ingredients including dairy products, sugars, stabilizers, emulsifiers, fruits, and flavors; and equipment including churning machines, production equipment, and storage and serving containers. Also included are essentials on storage, sanitation, and production and serving techniques. Recipe chapters cover Dairy-Based Frozen Desserts, which include ice cream, gelato, and sherbet; Non-Dairy Desserts, which include sorbet and granites; and Aerated Still-Frozen Desserts, which include parfaits, semi-freddos, and frozen mousses and souffles. Each recipe chapter covers both classic and modern small-batch production techniques, basic formulas, and both basic and advanced base recipes. The final chapter, Finished Items, makes use of these base recipes and shows readers how to produce, plate, garnish, and serve small desserts, plated desserts, frozen cakes, and even frozen accompaniments to savory courses. Recipes are illustrated throughout by full-color beauty photographs. An instructor's manual and companion website are also available for classroom use.


Title: Escoffier: The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery
Author: Cracknell
Edition: 1
Copyright: 2011

Georges Auguste Escoffier first published Le Guide Culinaire in 1903, and continued to expand and update the book himself through its fourth edition in 1921. Nearly a century later, Le Guide Culinaire remains the top reference to classic French cuisine. This newest revision of Escoffier's masterpiece is an authentic, unabridged translation of the 1921 fourth edition, and includes more than 5000 narrative recipes. The book covers all the staples of classic French and international cookery, from sauces, soups, garnishes, and hors d'oeuvres to fish, meat, poultry, and game to sweet puddings and desserts, ices, and poached fruits, jams, and drinks. The book also includes a selection of menus, a comprehensive glossary, and conversion information. And in addition to Escoffier's original Forewords, this revised edition also includes all-new forewords from two of today's top chefs:  Heston Blumenthal, chef and owner of the award-winning Fat Duck restaurant in England, and Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America. Just as relevant today as it was one hundred years ago, this invaluable book is a must-have for every chef, culinary student, and food enthusiast.


Title: The Visual Food Lover’s Guide
Author: QA International
Edition: 1
Copyright: 2009

 This practical, comprehensive guide, including more than 300 entries and 600 color illustrations, will be your guide to anything you'd like to cook with.

  •  Each entry includes information on pairing, buying, storing, and cooking ingredients, as well as nutritional information.
  • Over 600 color illustrations to help identify food, and also to show different varieties.
  • Chapters include Vegetables, Legumes, Nuts and Grains, Mushrooms, Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, Meat, Poultry, Spices, and Dairy Products.
  • Entries cover foods as common as chicken and as exotic as agar-agar.
  • Helpful how-to photos of basic techniques demystify preparation and serving steps, such as how to peel and cut a pineapple; cleaning crab; and making homemade pasta.
  • Convenient small size is handy enough to carry to the market.


Title: Professional Cake Decorating
Author: Garrett
Edition: 2
Copyright: 2011

Cake Decorating is a required course in the Baking and Pastry curriculum offered in proprietary colleges and two-year community colleges. Baking and pastry students take this course typically in the second year of their curriculum. Gisslen's Professional Baking, 3e serves the needs of the fundamental baking course. However, in Baking and Pastry programs, students are more focused on decorating and design. This underscores the need for a book with complete and detailed instructions on decorating methods and techniques.


Title: Bread Baking: An Artisan’s Perspective
Author: Dimuzio
Edition: 1
Copyright: 2009

A guide to making artisan breads practically and profitably, Bread Baking: An Artisan's Perspective includes step-by-step instructions on mixing, fermentation, shaping, proofing and retarding, and baking. Written for both experienced and novice bakers, Bread Baking contains more than 150 helpful photos and drawings that illustrate techniques and showcase beautiful artisan bread products. Covering the business of bread-making, this book features practical advice from successful artisan bakers as well as forty plus tested artisan bread formulas, including ciabatta, pain au levain, bagels, honey whole wheat, croissants, and many more. Artisan bread baker and teacher Dan DiMuzio provides invaluable information on troubleshooting, ingredients, laminated dough, and creating dough formulas. Professional bakers and baking and pastry students will benefit from this practical resource to artisan breads.


Title: Techniques of Healthy Cooking
Author: CIA
Edition: 3
Copyright: 2007


Techniques of Healthy Cooking is the newest, most comprehensive guide to healthy cooking in a professional setting. The book includes straightforward information on nutritional basics like types of nutrients and how they function in the body, reading and using food labels, caloric intake recommendations, and planning recipes and menus around various dietary guidelines. Also included is detailed information on ingredients, serving sizes, food safety from preparation to plating, and nutrition-related conditions like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.   In the "Healthy Menu" chapter, chefs will learn to create menu objectives, figure out what to emphazise and what to limit in menu planning, and develop nutritious menus for various operations and special needs. An extensive glossary explains basic terms and concepts, and the book provides 300 delicious recipes - 100 all-new - including nutrition information and optional modifications.  Recipes include meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals, pasta, nuts and legumes, soups, sauces, salads, appetizers, breads, sandwiches, pizzas, breakfasts, and desserts.  They are accompanied by vibrant full-color photography throughout, including 150 plated food shots and 50 dynamic process shots that demonstrate the tools, equipment, and techniques of healthy cooking.  The step-by-step photos and recipes will inspire chefs to get creative with nutritional cooking, while the plated food shots beautifully illustrate that a dish can be exciting, great-tasting, and healthy all at once.



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