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Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes To Make You a Great Cook

Clarkson Potter: Crown. Mar. 2019. 272p. photos. index. ISBN 9780525573340. $32.50; ebk. ISBN 9780525573357. COOKING
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Bon Appétit food director Music gives a peak into her own kitchen and shares her love for food through recipes and cooking wisdom. Before delving into recipes, the author takes readers through a quick lesson on storing foods, tips for keeping an organized kitchen, and an overview of staple spices along with their flavor profiles. Next, she outlines the basic cooking techniques (steaming, roasting, etc.) and skills necessary to become a successful cook. The recipe section follows and includes a huge bonus for novice cooks, with each recipe offering suggestions for ingredient substitutions. Providing more than simply a recipe collection, Music further breaks down both food shopping and cooking to present a delightful work home cooks will savor.
VERDICT Part food theory/technique, part recipe guide, Music's thorough and colorful guide through the kitchen and the journey to becoming a strong home cook is highly recommended.

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