This book is intended for a man or woman who has little experience in using an oven or broiler, has never fried an egg, doesn’t know when or when not to proportion a recipe, rarely shops for fresh greens, has never flipped vegetables in a frying pan, usually does not use a claw grip when cutting, does not know what Mise en place means, what pots and pans to buy, does not know if butter has a higher smoke point than EVOO, can’t explain what “shortening” is and doesn’t know if you can eat Thanksgiving leftover turkey on December 8. Almost all cookbooks skip all those concerns and concepts. This book presents those concepts, and more, both in print and with directions to YouTube.com videos that give clarity that text can rarely provide.
The recipes start with the simplest and stay basic and detailed.
The Glossary provides not just definitions but what a cook should know about the term.
It concludes with a list of cookbooks and reference books to look to after completing this book and has a 80 + question quiz.