The Kitchenware Book

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The third book in Steve Ettlinger's series of illustrated consumer guides which includes "Garden Centers and Hardware Stores", "The Kitchenware Book" explains more than 700 items, almost all of which are illustrated, with descriptions, tips on what to buy and how to use them and whether an item is really useful or just for the pros. Ettlinger breaks the subject into four categories: preparation items like knives, mixers, measuring and grating tools; cooking items such as pots, pans and ovenware; beverage and serving items for everything from coffee and tea to mixed drinks; and, finally, kitchen accessories including cleaning tools, storage bins and kitchen kitsch. For the the most popular items like knives and pots and pans, there are detailed introductions discussing their construction, advice on what to look for when buying them and explanations of all the high-tech materials they're made from, like forged high carbon steel or Teflon. Whether Ettlinger is explaining the difference between a spatula and a turner, describing the different types of whisks, or explaining why an egg lifter and a spaghetti fork are basically the same, "The Kitchenware Book" aims to be everything any cook would need to know to make sense of the dizzying array of kitchenware available.

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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Ideal for chefs and people who simply love to cook, The Kitchenware Book is a compendium of more than 1,000 cooking tools from the absolutely essential to the truly frivolous. Compiled after consulting with chefs, cooking teachers, and home cooks of all stripes, this authoritative guide discusses basic kitchenware and kitchen kitsch, dividing its attention among preparation items, cooking materials, garnishing items, and accessories. Each entry in the book includes a clear description of a tool, its use, and buying tips, and, where necessary, lists "also known as" names for the item. Beyond the everyday tools, you'll find specialized items that can inspire you to explore new recipes, clarify your understanding of items you already have, or simply broaden your knowledge of kitchen equipment. What gadget will help you make a perfect cup of coffee or the best rice you've ever served? How necessary is a bowl scale or an immersion heater? What's another name for a ramekin? Is a copper or stainless-steel sauté pan better suited to your needs?. Bookseller Inventory # 003110

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