Cooking by James Peterson

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In an era of outfitted home kitchens and food fascination, it's no wonder home cooks who never learned the fundamentals of the kitchen are intimidated. Twenty years ago, James Peterson could relate, and so he taught himself by cooking his way through professional kitchens and stacks of books, logging the lessons of his kitchen education one by one. Now one of the country's most revered cooking teachers, Peterson provides the confidence-building instructions home cooks need to teach themselves to cook consistently with ease and success. COOKING is the only all-in-one instructional that details the techniques that cooks really need to master, teaches all the basic recipes, and includes hundreds of photos that illuminate and inspire.

   • Cooking authority James Peterson's definitive, all-inclusive learn-to-cook cookbook.
   • 600 hard-working recipes everyone should know how to make-from the perfect roasted chicken to bouillabaisse and apple pie.
   • 1,500 instructional photos, showing exactly how recipes are made, teach food-literate novices to cook with confidence and more advanced cooks to expand their repertoire.
   • James Peterson has more than 1 million cookbooks in print.

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About James Peterson

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JAMES PETERSON is an award-winning food writer, cookbook author, photogra­pher, and cooking teacher whose career began as a young restaurant cook in Paris in the 1970s. In the early 1980s, Peterson practiced his traditional French train­ing as a chef-partner for a Greenwich Village restaurant called Le Petit Robert. A cooking teacher for over two decades since, Peterson has taught at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School and at the French Culinary Institute. After translating a series of French pastry books from French to English, Peterson was encouraged to write his own book. He is now the author of fifteen books, including Cooking, Baking, Meat, Vegetables, Kitchen Simple, and Sauces--his first book--which became an instant classic and received the 1991 James Beard Cookbook of the Year award. His articles and recipes have appeared in national magazines and newspapers. A self-taught food photographer, Peterson also cre­ates the photography for his books. James Peterson lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published April 10, 2012 by Ten Speed Press. 560 pages
Genres: Self Help, Education & Reference, Cooking. Non-fiction

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