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The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook: A Collection of Our Favorite Recipes for the Home Chef


by The Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook: Over 375 of Our Favorite Recipes for the Home Chef, Along with Tips and Preparation Techniques from the Classrooms of the World's Premier Culinary College.

Preparing a simple dish of field greens or a tender omelet filled with fresh vegetables seems easy but can raise many questions in cooks' minds. Attempting your first rich braise of lamb shanks may appear overwhelming initially, but is easier than you think. Now, answers can be found to almost any culinary question with the newest cookbook from the world's premier culinary college. The Culinary Institute Of America Cookbook is filled with invaluable information for cooks everywhere.

This beautiful book is more than just a compendium of the ClA's favorite recipes. With an array of illustrated techniques, food aficionados—from beginners to master chefs—will learn to cook the way professional chefs do, whether it's mastering the finer points of a perfect creamy risotto, learning to build the right coal fire, finding the perfect cooking method for a favorite cut of meat, cooking times for various grains and legumes, or grilling times for everything from beef to bananas.

"Our goal is to create high-quality cookbooks from respected and authoritative sources," says David Kamen, chef and instructor at The Culinary Institute of America. "This book contains the expertise of the many chefs and instructors who have contributed their talents and creativity to the CIA for the past 60 years."

Whatever the mood or occasion. The Culinary Institute Of America Cookbook has a wide array of recipes to choose from. Chapters cover everything from Beverages and Snacks, Appetizers and Salads, Broths and Soups, Pastas, Casseroles, and Light Fare to Main Dishes, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Egg Dishes and Griddle Cakes, and Baked Goods and Desserts.

This cookbook is sure to be useful this holiday season, with seasonal beverage favorites like Eggnog and Hot Mulled Cider, as well as recipes for Cardamom-Spiced Coffee, Ginger Lemonade, Kir Royale, and Hot Chocolate. There is even information on the correct way to pour Champagne and other sparkling beverages by priming the glass and then making a second pour.

Whether it's shopping for fresh produces, planning a Sunday brunch, or adding some gourmet glamour to weekday dinners, The Culinary Institute Of America Cookbook has it all.

About The Culinary Institute Of America
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute Of America (CIA) is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Courses for foodservice professionals are offered at the college's main campus in Hyde Park, NY, and at its branch campuses, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena, CA, and The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. A network of more than 37,000 alumni in the foodservice and hospitality industry has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college.


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