Thrifty and Frugal Living: 101 Things I Learned in Culinary School Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

101 Things I Learned in Culinary School Review and Giveaway


ABOUT:

Louis Eguaras, a renowned chef at the Le Cordon Bleu Program at the California School of Culinary Arts, provides readers with a terrific overview of what is truly involved in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals. He also provides invaluable insights into just what is involved in making this one's chosen profession.

The book will feature a wide range of illustrated lessons, from how to properly hold a knife... to the history of food... from food preparation and presentation... to restaurant hospitality and management, and much more.

The book will be presented in the distinctive and highly-attractive packaged style of 101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, and will be the perfect gift for anyone who is thinking about entering culinary school, is already enrolled, or even just the casual chef.

MY THOUGHTS:

I am a foodie and I  love to cook. However, there are tons of things that I do not know how to do. I am always interested in learning more, so I was thrilled to receive a copy of 101 Things I Learned in Culinary School by Louis Eguaras and Matthew Frederick. This book is amazing!

Even though my Mother was an amazing cook, I was never interested in cooking until I was on my own. Therefore, I am a self taught cook. I love experimenting with ingredients and recipes and trying new things. I am pretty good at it too! The main problem I have is in my techniques. For example I am awful when it comes to chopping vegetables. This book taught me not only how to hold the knife (which has been invaluable), but the different types of cuts and their names

While some of the things I learned in this book are things that are strictly for restaurants, most of it is useful to any level cook and all of it is good reading! I learned about the different cuts of meat, how to boil a lobster, which cheeses melt the best, the difference between Sushi and Sashimi, how to prepare salad greens and so much more. There are even some fun facts and quotes. If you enjoy food, cooking or even if you want to begin a career in culinary school, this book is for you.

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3 lucky winners will get a copy of 101 Things I Learned in Culinary School

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Disclaimer: I received the listed product(s) in exchange for this review. I was compensated in no other way. The thoughts here are my own honest opinions

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