Page Street Publishing sent me a complimentary copy of this cookbook to provide a review.
Alton Brown has met his match and her name is Jessica Gavin.
Would you like to gain a better understanding of the cooking process but don’t have the time or money for culinary school?
If that’s the case, Easy Culinary Science for Better Cooking, Recipes for Everyday Meals Made Easier, Faster and More Delicious by Jessica Gavin, a certified culinary scientist, is the cookbook you need in your collection.
Jessica Gavin, the publisher of JessicaGavin.com, makes cooking science approachable with beautifully photographed recipes that are easy yet take the mystery and guesswork out of cooking.
She’s highly qualified to do that.
To begin with, her passion for food and cooking has deep family roots. Not only was food nourishment growing up, it was how her family connected and bonded. In addition to the deep family roots in the kitchen, she’s a culinary scientist and food science industry professional with formal culinary training. Mom to two gorgeous children, Jessica shares recipes that your family will love!
The chapters are organized by cooking methods such as Dry-Heat Cooking, Moist-Heat Cooking, Braising and Stewing, Slow Cooking, Emulsification and Thickening, Chemical Leavening and Yeast Leavening.
In the Dry-Heat Cooking chapter, for example, Jessica simplifies the browning process and shows you how to turn up the heat for quick flavor through broiling, grilling, roasting, baking, sauteing, pan-frying and deep-frying. Recipes like Pan-Seared Ribeye with Miso Butter and Pan-Seared Halibut with Tomato – Basil Couscous will have your mouth watering!
In addition to the lovely recipes, each recipe has notes and information to ensure success and a quick summation of the science behind each recipe. This is a cooking encyclopedia boiled down into the most essential information that home cooks–and especially beginner cooks–will love!
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