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This highly visual kitchen reference book helps home cooks become more comfortable in the kitchen, from planning and shopping to chopping, cooking, and breaking bread. It’s designed to take the stress out of the entire cooking experience by creating room for connecting to food and the people with whom it’s shared, as well as solving common kitchen conundrums.
Kitchen Matters begins by establishing a mindful approach to being In the Kitchen, including how to set up, stock the pantry, and care for your tools so the cooking experience itself becomes a more enjoyable and conscious process. Then it goes into the more practical aspects of preparing good food: How-To reference charts for cooking tasks that home cooks will refer back to again and again (how to boil an egg, carve a chicken, etc), Anatomy of everyday dishes, and helpful guides to Profiles. Unbound by recipes, this is a more innovative, open approach not only to cooking but also to simply being happy in your own kitchen. The book wraps up with the subject of Sharing Food, a section about the pleasures of enjoying food with family and friends (planning menus, plating dishes, conversing about food, etc).
The clean, bold graphics deliver information in an accessible, attractive way—ideal for bookshelf or counter display and frequent reference. Readers will find they waste less and enjoy more, while being able to cook with more ease, efficiency, and pleasure.