Get a knife that's balanced and weighted for you. There's no reason you shouldn't get fitted for a knife the way you get fitted for . . . a dress, a suit, or a pair of skis." -Tom Douglas, Seattle chef and restauranteurSur La Table's Knives Cooks Love focuses on some of the most versatile tools in the kitchen-knives. Knives Cooks Love offers instructions on how to buy andGet a knife that's balanced and weighted for you. There's no reason you shouldn't get fitted for a knife the way you get fitted for . . . a dress, a suit, or a pair of skis." -Tom Douglas, Seattle chef and restauranteurSur La Table's Knives Cooks Love focuses on some of the most versatile tools in the kitchen-knives. Knives Cooks Love offers instructions on how to buy and care for knives, and how to properly chop, dice, and slice with them to create delicious dishes.Consider this Knives 101-lessons on everything you need to know to make your experiences behind the blade more straightforward, efficient, and enjoyable. In Knives Cooks Love, trusted cookware authority Sur La Table teams up with writer Sarah Jay to guide chefs of all levels so their knives will last a lifetime. The nuances between knife blades and handles are discussed, as well as cutting surfaces and an array of sharpeners and honers.Numerous cutting techniques are also showcased with step-by-step instructions and photographs. These skills are then put to the test with more than 20 knife-essential, tantalizing recipes like Mango-Cucumber Salsa, Mediterranean-Style Mussels with Fennel and Tomatoes, Arroz con Pollo with Chorizo and Capers, and Bread and Butter Pudding with Rum and Crystallized Ginger.Readers will learn what to look for when purchasing quality knives, the best culinary uses for each knife variety, as well as how to properly clean and store them. With sidebar advice from renowned chefs, including tips, tricks, and notes on their favorite knives, Knives Cooks Love is the ultimate guide to choosing and using the most important tool in the kitchen....
|Title||:||Knives Cooks Love: Selection. Care. Techniques. Recipes.|
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Knives Cooks Love: Selection. Care. Techniques. Recipes. Reviews
For anyone that cooks even just occasionally, there's some basic information that should be known about knives: how to tell if they are sharp, how to store them properly, how to sharpen them, etc. Even the most basic book about knives should contain all of that. It's when you get beyond those things that you can tell if a knife book is worth its weight. And this book fails to do so. It's worth a read if you know nothing about knives, but it would probably be a better idea to invest the time in a book that is a little more comprehensive and thought-out (An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives comes to mind). Knives Cooks Love provides only the most basic how-to about using and keeping knives, the same amount of information probably able to be stuffed into a free brochure or a knife's user guide. The rest of the book is filled with fluff and pretty pictures. It seems as though, and this is proving to be a theme across a lot of Sur La Table cook books, that it is meant to be sitting nicely on a shelf in an ambitious home cook's library, rather than actually used. When I was selling these books at our store, a lady happily bounced up to the register, this book nestled tightly under arm. She laid it on the counter with a smile. "Cook a lot?," I asked. She quickly replied, "Oh, no. I don't cook. I just like cookbooks like this. They're so pretty."Congrats, Sur La Table. You win. You found your target audience, and they're willing to spend money on this book. If you're not one of these people, I would pass on this one.
A thoroughly enjoyable and informative read. Beautifully illustrated and well written, with recipes to complete discussions of basic knife techniques and offer practice opportunities. While no substitute for an in-person class or a more extensive book on knives and knife skills, this book is a valuable introduction nevertheless for anyone interested in food and cooking.
Beautiful pictures, interesting info about knife history, good tips on maintaining knives. Some of the recipes look worth trying as well. Now I just need to buy a honing steel...
As kitchen books go, this one is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about cutlery.
- available in SG NLB 621.932 (Sengkang)
Excellent book. It is coffee table in layout but has plenty of good advice. Should be on every serious cooks bookshelf.
Great book if you want to learn about knives for cooking