This wonderful book is full to the brim with everything new foodies need to know to become relaxed and confident in the kitchen. Arranged alphabetically, it includes 56 ingredient chapters—from Apples to Zucchini—and more than 300 achievable recipes ranging from classics every cook will want to try, to exciting new dishes that reflect our diverse nation. Stephanie explains more than 100 important techniques in straightforward language, discusses the kitchen tools she likes to use, and describes ingredients you might not know: How do I whisk eggs to soft peaks? What does it mean to "make a well" in dry ingredients? Why should I roast spices? How do I prepare fresh chilies safely? What is "resting meat" and why should I do it? How do I prepare a mango? What flavors work well together? What is fresh mozzarella? How do I say "quinoa?" The Cook’s Apprentice gives all you new cooks the inspiration you need for a lifetime of enjoyment in the kitchen. Includes conversion charts.
Stephanie Alexander is regarded as one of Australia’s great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through her 30 years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 15 influential books and hundreds of articles about food matters, and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. She is the author of The Cook’s Companion.