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Ratio : the simple codes behind the craft of everyday cooking

Author: Michael Ruhlman
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto ; Sydney : Scribner, September 2010. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates how to master western cooking fundamentals through an understanding of ingredient ratios, in a guide that introduces twenty-six basic recipes broken down into ratio-style measurements as well as a variety of accessible variations that enable more flavorful or creative taste combinations.
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Genre/Form: Cookbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruhlman
ISBN: 9781416571728 1416571728 9781416566113 1416566112
OCLC Number: 676850218
Description: xxv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The ratios --
What is a ratio, and why is it important? --
The all-important scale --
Using this book --
Introduction : the truth of cooking --
Doughs and batters --
Stocks and the amazing things they allow you to do --
Meat : sausage, mousseline, and other meat-related ratios --
Fat-based sauces --
The custard continuum --
Epilogue : the ultimate meaning and usefulness of ratios.
Responsibility: Michael Ruhlman.

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Culinary expert Michael Ruhlman explains that great cooking starts with the mastery of basic proportions and fundamental techniques, not with recipes.  Read more...

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