Item description for Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics: Learning to Cook with Confidence by Betty Crocker Editors...
Today, many people find they don t know kitchen basics, much less know how to cook a meal. Betty Crocker comes to the rescue in Cooking Basics, covering all the information anyone needs to cook, whether they are just leaving home, or discovering a need to cook at any age. Using the 100 appealing recipes here, anyone can learn to cook a complete meal. Nothing is intimidating, and every technique, term and ingredient is clearly explained. Each recipe has its own two-page spread, complete with a photo of the finished food and how-to photos of techniques used in the recipe. It s never been simpler to create a great dish!
Betty Crocker interviewed inexperienced cooks, to get just the the right recipes for this book, the ones novice cooks really want: hamburgers three way broiled, grilled or fried; Quick Lasagna; Teriyaki Chicken Stir-fry; Quick Chicken Soup; Shrimp Scampi; Quesadillas; Mashed Potatoes; Strawberry Shortcakes, and other tempting treats. Anyone can cook a dinner -- even entertain -- with these sure-fire recipes.
Did you think only gourmets tackled Thanksgiving dinner? Not with Betty Crocker. Included is a complete Thanksgiving feast, with a timetable so everything comes out just right. Whether you want to host the show, or bring a dish to help out your host, this Thanksgiving meal is perfect for everyone.
Also covered is how to set up a kitchen, how to read a recipe, a glossary of ingredients and a complete explanation of food preparation terms. Learn about fresh herbs--what they look like and how to use them -- plus complete easy-to-read listings of pasta shapes and salad greens. Sections on grilling, entertaining, table setting, and refrigerator and freezer storage guides complete the book, and make new cooks feel confident on all fronts. No longer does anyone have to be afraid of the kitchen. With Betty Crocker know-how and experience, you can cook up a great dinner!
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Reviews - What do customers think about Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics: Learning to Cook with Confidence?
great book for beginners! May 26, 2008
I bought this book for my pampered 18 yr. old brother whose moving away to college and we've used it every week since it got here to cook a different recipe, it's easy for him to follow the directions, has lots of how-to pictures and everything we make is delicious! He's actually taken a liking to cooking!
It's OK but not all that May 21, 2008
I got this book because it was listed as being very simple and easy to follow. Which it is .. pretty much. But it's not all that rah rah siss boom bah as previously suggested. For one .. I think recipes selected aren't representative of what one expected. They are kinda boring
I DO like the vegetables and desserts part though as I got great ideas. But .. overall .. this book wasn't ALL that it was purported to be
A Nice Beginner Cookbook May 12, 2008
This is a nice beginner's cookbook - I bought it for my nephew and as he leafed through it he was commenting on that number of recipes that he wanted to try.
A great choice Mar 12, 2008
I love this cookbook! The basic techniques are really well explained for a novice home cook, I especially liked the section on Thanksgiving preparation. The recipes are approachable, no wacky or expensive ingredients, and the tricker techniques are well explained, many even have subset pictures. Worth the price!
I love this cookbook! Mar 6, 2008
This cookbook is very handy. They give you ways to make some of the recipes healthier and the recipes are just so handy. I made a blueberry muffin that was just as easy as using a box and they tasted much better!