Tells how to select and store fresh fruit, demonstrates how to poach, stew, steam, fry, bake, and boil it, and provides recipes for a variety of fruit puddings, compotes, medleys, and desserts
I’m a great fan of this “Good Cook” series from Time-Life. Since they were first published back in the 70s, I believe, they’ve been cornerstones of my cookbook collection. Now out of print, they’re difficult to find, and worth the usual asking price. Each volume covers a particular subject such as fruits, vegetables, salads, pork, cakes, etc. And each takes you through the most basic information about the subject, through profusely illustrated techniques used for cooking with the food in question, and finally to an index of recipes using those techniques. The information is clear and concise, the illustrations are incredibly useful and the recipes are all straightforward enough even for someone like me who judges recipes by 1) How many ingredients it requires (“Nope, too much stuff, next recipe.”) or 2) How long it’s likely to take. (“I’ll be cooking for days! Next recipe.”) I recommend these books both for cooks who may be a little weak in one of the subjects (Fruits are one of mine; I tend to view them strictly as thing to eat out of hand, or flavoring agents.) or, conversely, is very passionate about one of the subjects and wants a volume full of useful information and recipes. Absolutely worth the search.
Another cookbook from the beautiful Time-Life collection. These cookbooks are amazing. Beautiful step by step color photographs that demonstrate techniques & just the very best recipes. An amazing set of books & each one is amazing. Get them while they are still available; I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
I really like the Time Life Series Cook books, I have a lot of them. They give such much explanation and good photos and always great recipes from around the world. There are not many books that specialize in cooking with fruit– this is one of them. I go back to this book often.
- Title: Fruits: The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes
- Autor: Time-Life Books
- Publisher (Publication Date): Time-Life Books; 1st edition (September 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 0809429845
- ISBN-13: | 978-0809429844
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