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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The First-Timer's Cookbook...Review

About the book:
The First-Timer's Cookbook is the one cookbook that teaches all the basics. With simple techniques and easy step-by-step instructions for cooking almost anything, now you can learn how to cook, not just what to cook. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Lots of descriptive photos. Easy to understand and fun to use.

About the author:
Chef Shawn Bucher holds business degrees and a culinary certificate and has worked in the food service industry for over 12 years. Having been involved in most aspects of the industry “from grocery stores to restaurants, hotels, schools to corporate training and development,” he brings a unique and overall perspective to cooking and the food service industry.

When the book says it teaches the basics, it really does.  This is a book that contains no recipes, but photographic step by step instructions for basic kitchen procedures.  From menu planning and table set-up to cooking vegetables and using knives and food safety, this is a great beginner's cookbook.  This would be perfect for a teenager learning to cook or a college student or newlywed who has little culinary experience.

I'm a fairly experienced cook and I learned a few things as well.  It's a short, easy read.  I wish there had been a Table of Contents or an Index which would be nice if you just wanted to find the section on poultry or slicing a particular vegetable.

Thanks to Cheryl at Media Guests for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Shawn Bucher here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 4/11

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4/5 Stars

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