General (Cooking & Baking)

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General (Cooking & Baking) Books

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Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

<p><b>Your recipe for saving the planet (and some money too!)</b></p> <p>If you&rsquo;re like many of us, you waste your fair share of food. And you may think that food waste is an inevitable part of modern life. But in <i>Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies,</i> you&rsquo;ll learn a little about sustainability in agriculture and where your food comes from, and how to organize your kitchen for less waste. With food waste in mind, you&rsquo;ll also learn how to meal plan and shop within your budget.And ultimately, you&rsquo;ll learn how to use every last bit of what&rsquo;s in your fridge, freezer, and cupboard to make delicious meals, save money, and do your part for the environment.</p> <p>In this book, celebrated dietitian and internationally recognized author Rosanne Rust walks you through every step of transforming how you plan your meals, shop for groceries, store your food, cook your food, and deal with leftovers. Whether you&rsquo;re more experiences or the type of cook who can burn water, you&rsquo;ll find tips and strategies that help you buy, use, and waste less food.</p> <p><i>Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies</i> offers:</p> <ul> <li>Dozens of recipes for delicious entrees, appetizers, breakfasts, soups, salads, and more</li> <li>Meal planning ideas that make grocery shopping a breeze, save you real money, and help you make the most of what you have in your kitchen</li> <li>Tips and tricks for how to use leftovers, how to craft new dishes with leftover ingredients so you don&rsquo;t need to throw anything away, and more</li> </ul> <p>This book is a must-read for any homemaker, home cook or anyone looking for ways to save a little money, reduce their carbon footprint, and make some awesome, nutritious meals.</p>

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Cooking Basics For Dummies

Published 03-04-2020

<b>Get started cooking now&nbsp;<i>with Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Edition!</i></b> <p>Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking?&nbsp;<i>Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Edition</i>&nbsp;takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy&mdash;all without breaking a sweat!</p> <p>Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more.</p> <ul> <li>Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts</li> <li>Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more</li> <li>Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets</li> <li>Covers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organic foods</li> </ul> <p><i>Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;edition</i>&nbsp;is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.</p> <br />P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you&rsquo;re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of <i>Cooking Basics For Dummies</i> (9781118922316). The book you see here shouldn&rsquo;t be considered a new or updated product. But if you&rsquo;re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We&rsquo;re always writing about new topics!

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Butchery and Sausage-Making For Dummies

Published 03-11-2013

<b>Discover how to butcher your own meat and make homemade sausage</b> <p>With interest in a back-to-basics approach to food on the rise, more and more people are becoming interested in butchering their own meat and making high-quality, preservative-free sausages.</p> <p>With easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, <i>Butchery &amp; Sausage-Making For Dummies</i> offers readers a look at how to butcher poultry, rabbit, beef, pork, lamb, and goats. The book will also explore sausage-making, with tips and recipes, and will look at preserving meat through curing and smoking.</p> <ul> <li>Offers natural, healthier alternatives for sausages and preserved meats for people wary of processed foods</li> <li>Provides helpful tips and guidance for home cooks and beginner butchers</li> <li>Provides needed guidance for those looking to explore this long-overlooked profession</li> </ul> <p><i>Butchery &amp; Sausage Making For Dummies</i> is an invaluable resource for home cooks interested in being more responsible about their meat, or those that are looking to save money and enjoy healthier alternatives to what's found in their local grocery store.</p>

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Baking For Dummies

Published 01-29-2002

<b>Discover how easy and fun baking can be!</b><br /><br />Ever walk past a bakery window and marvel at the assortment of cookies, tarts, pies, and cakes and wonder how they did it? Wonder no more. The secrets to creating them can now be yours. With <i>Baking For Dummies,</i> You'lll discover how simple (and fun!) whipping up any sort of baked good from a chocolate layer cake, a classic apple pie to a plateful of scrumptious chocolate chip cookies or black-and-white brownies actually is. <p>The magic is in the doing and baking expert Emily Nolan shows you how. In almost no time, you'll get down to basics with easy-to-follow tips on:</p> <ul> <li>Outfitting your kitchen with a baker's essentials iincluding baking pans (loaf pans, springform pans, glass vs. aluminum pie plates), food processors and blenders, bowls, measuring cups, graters, and sifters</li> <li>Measuring ingredients, preparing pans, working with eggs, zesting fruit, and melting chocolate</li> <li>Getting ready to bake,preparing your kitchen, working with recipes, and using the right equipment</li> </ul> <p>And once you're all set, you'll marvel at how simple creating the smallest baking masterpiece really is:</p> <ul> <li>From chocolate cupcakes topped with mocha frosting to a lemon-curd cheesecake, to fluffy blueberry muffins and buttermilk biscuits</li> <li>From scrumptious pumpkin and chocolate cream pies and a classic cheesecake to outrageously delicious chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies</li> <li>From a heart-warming chicken potpie to a yummy cheese souffl&eacute;</li> </ul> <p>With over 100 recipes to choose from (including ones for soft pretzels and pizza!), eight pages of color photos, a summary cheat sheet of baking essentials, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons along the way, the book will reward, even a baking novice, with delicious results and allow you to enjoy the unending magic of baking from scratch.</p>

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