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The Cook's Pocket Bible

Every culinary rule of thumb at your fingertips

by Roni Jay

Crimson Publishing

  • cookery / food & drink etc
  • cooking
The Cook's Pocket Bible

Book Formats and Details

  • Hardcover
    Pub Date 10/6/2008
    ISBN 9781905410484
    Retail Price £9.99
    Trim Size 115 x 186 mm
    Page Count 192
    Image Count
    Reading Level
    Rights Available World
    Rights Sold Dutch (Belgium)


Even the most experienced cook has questions. After all, no one (with a life) can remember everything they need to know when they’re in the kitchen, from how long a 16lb turkey will take to roast, to which bits of a dragon fruit you can eat. But where do you go for the answers? Until now, most of us have had little choice but to phone a friend. But what if they’re out? Or they’re the one you’re trying to impress with your classic vegetable soup (what does the recipe mean by julienne?), or poached salmon (how do you rescue a curdled hollandaise?), or your fluffy meringues (what were the proportions of egg white to sugar again?). This book puts the answers to all those on-the-spot questions right at your floured fingertips, including: What’s the best way to carve a shoulder of lamb? What proportion of fat/flour/milk goes into a white sauce? Are these leftovers still OK after two days in the fridge? Can you substitute crème fraiche if you’ve run out of fromage frais? What can you serve vegetarians for Christmas dinner? This book will be indispensible to all enthusiastic cooks (and reluctant ones too), and save hours combing through standard cookbooks for the particular snippet of advice you need.

This beautiful hardback edition has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift. Every Pocket Bible is lovingly crafted to give you a unique mix of useful references, handy tips and fascinating trivia that will enlighten and entertain you at every page. There is a Pocket Bible for everyone...

Other titles in the series: The Baking Pocket Bible, The Jane Austen Pocket Bible, The Mum's Pocket Bible, The Wedding Pocket Bible and The Wine Pocket Bible.

About the Author

Roni Jay is a professional author of 16 years and mother of three young boys. She is widely admired as an instinctive parent who handles tricky child issues with wisdom and inspired thinking. Having written over 60 books, Roni prides herself on writing intensely practical, straightforward advice. She has used this wealth of experience to write many parenting titles including Pregnancy for Beginners, Nobody Told Me That!: 10 Tools for Parenting Happy, Healthy Children and Family Matters: Parenting Tips from the Business World. Babies for Beginners has been read, checked and approved by Dr Sally Roberts, a family GP and Carolyn Westwood, a mid-wife and health visitor. Both are also mothers.

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