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Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by richtee, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just ordered:
    http://www.amazon.com/Food-Cooking-S.../dp/0684800012

    Have been looking for a semi-tech type book on cooking. I find them MUCH less colored by personal prefs and prejudices, allowing one to make their own judgments on things Plus, the science is sooo cool!
     
  2. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That was a text book from one of my classes in culinary school. Excellent book! Harold does have some of his own ideas that don't quite fit with what others say but its great none the less.
    Required reading and should be on every serious cooks bookshelf.
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ahhh, cool thanks for the info Vlap! Any others I should consider?
     
  4. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've been looking at getting the CIA's (The institute, not the government organization) Professional Chef:
    http://www.ciaprochef.com/fbi/books/...ionalChef.html

    You think this would be too broad of a study for a hack dinner cook (speaking of myself, of course)?
     
  5. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    EEEK... I have hundreds. For plain old american cooking "The Joy of cooking" is tops.
    Mastering the art of french cookery by julia child
    Larousse Gastronomique is an incredible encyclopedia of cooking.
    Escoffier: The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery by H. L. Cracknell

    Anything by Charlie Trotter. Incredible chef I got to cook with 1 night.

    Anything by Thomas Keller. (French Laundry and Bouchon)


    I have many more but these are great.

    For base techniques.

    Jacques Pepin "Complete Techniques"

    Le Cordon Bleu "Complete Cooking Techniques"


    All books listed I own and reference.
     
  6. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Any book by the cia is incredible. I have a bunch of their books. The cia book of soups is incredible.
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Sir! Like Geek, I am not really under any pretensions of become the next great chef in America, but i DO enjoy both eating and producing top notch chow. And I guess ya never know where life may lead. And no knowledge is bad knowledge.
     
  8. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love that book. Packed with good info.........if you like facts anyhow. LOL.
     
  9. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am in that same boat. I love good food. I love to try different things all the time. I have hundreds of cookbooks and some of them I havent even opend in years but yet I still buy new ones. Sometimes I look over and see a book I don't remember buying.
    Heck I even have a book coming right now that deals with cooking in a chimineas "Cooking with Chimineas: 150 Delicious Recipes for Barbecuing, Grilling, Roasting and Smoking"
    I don't even own a chiminea! The book just sounded interesting [​IMG]
     
  10. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got Charcuterie recently after the library said I finally had to bring their copy back. Good book.......I would recommend it. You may not get as much out of it as I am though since you seem to be further down the road on the sausage and curing than I am.

    http://www.amazon.com/Charcuterie-Cr...6259676&sr=8-1
     
  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  12. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've had the Rytek Kutas "Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing" book for 2 editions now. It's a great second step if you look to continue charcuterie.

    It's pretty much considered "the bible".
     
  14. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, got it. [​IMG]
     
  15. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  16. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  17. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have the charcuterie book, it's a great read! I'm going to have to get that pepper book! I have wayyyyyyy too many cook books. I have to figure something to do with them.
     
  18. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What other books can you all not live with out? I love book and would love to hear ideas on more to buy.
     
  19. mavadakin

    mavadakin StickBurners

    GOOD IDEA ANY INFO IS BETTER SERVED THEN A TASTE TEST ON THE SPOT..GOOD THAT YOU MENTIONED THE SCIENCE ..JUST WANT TO LET YOU ALL KNOW..ANY RECIPE YOU TRY KEEP IN YOUR OWN BOUNDRIES..YA MADE CHICKEN THIS WAY AND YOU LIKED IT..TRY SOMETHING DIFFRENT..YA GOT TO HAVE A FEEL FOR THE RESULTS..DONT MATTER IF YOU LIKE IT YA GOT TO THINK OF THE ONES WHO ALSO EAT WHAT YOU MAKE....ASK BEFORE PREP..GOOD IDEA RICH..MIKE
     
  20. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    FINALLY came in yesterday. Looks really interesting. It also reads like the technical part of the script of a Good Eats episode :{)
     

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