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The Professional Chef
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"The bible for all chefs." ?Paul Bocuse Named one of the five favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts magazine, The Professional Chef is the classic kitchen reference that many of America's top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works. Now, the ninth edition features an all-new, user-friendly design that guides readers through each cooking technique, starting with a basic formula, outlining the method at-a-glance, offering expert tips, covering each method with beautiful step-by-step photography, and finishing with recipes that use the basic techniques. The new edition also offers a global perspective and includes essential information on nutrition, food and kitchen safety, equipment, and product identification. Basic recipe formulas illustrate fundamental techniques and guide chefs clearly through every step, from mise en place to finished dishes. Includes an entirely new chapter on plated desserts and new coverage of topics that range from sous vide cooking to barbecuing to seasonality Highlights quick reference pages for each major cooking technique or preparation, guiding you with at-a-glance information answering basic questions and giving new insights with expert tips Features nearly 900 recipes and more than 800 gorgeous full-color photographs Covering the full range of modern techniques and classic and contemporary recipes, The Professional Chef, Ninth Edition is the essential reference for every serious cook.
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Table of Contents

Master Recipe List viii Acknowledgments xvi Introduction xviii PART ONE The Culinary Professional Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION 3 Chapter 2 MENUS AND RECIPES 13 Chapter 3 THE BASICS OF NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE 23 Chapter 4 FOOD AND KITCHEN SAFETY 31 PART TWO Tools and Ingredients in the Professional Kitchen Chapter 5 EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION 43 Chapter 6 MEAT, POULTRY, AND GAME IDENTIFICATION 69 Chapter 7 FISH AND SHELLFISH IDENTIFICATION 99 Chapter 8 FRUIT, VEGETABLE, AND FRESH HERB IDENTIFICATION 127 Chapter 9 DAIRY AND EGG PURCHASING AND IDENTIFICATION 181 Chapter 10 DRY GOODS IDENTIFICATION 199 PART THREE Stocks, Sauces, and Soups Chapter 11 MISE EN PLACE FOR STOCKS, SAUCES, AND SOUPS 239 Chapter 12 STOCKS 253 Chapter 13 SAUCES 267 Chapter 14 SOUPS 301 PART FOUR Meats, Poultry, Fish, and Shellfish Chapter 15 MISE EN PLACE FOR MEATS, POULTRY, FISH, AND SHELLFISH 361 Chapter 16 FABRICATING MEATS, POULTRY, AND FISH 375 Chapter 17 GRILLING, BROILING, AND ROASTING 423 Chapter 18 SAUTEING, PAN FRYING, AND DEEP FRYING 487 Chapter 19 STEAMING AND SUBMERSION COOKING 531 Chapter 20 BRAISING AND STEWING 571 PART FIVE Vegetables, Potatoes, Grains and Legumes, and Pasta and Dumplings Cchapter 21 MISE EN PLACE FOR VEGETABLES AND FRESH HERBS 617 Cchapter 22 COOKING VEGETABLES 647 Cchapter 23 COOKING POTATOES 713 Cchapter 24 COOKING GRAINS AND LEGUMES 751 Cchapter 25 COOKING PASTA AND DUMPLINGS 807 PART SIX Breakfast and Ggarde Mmanger Chapter 26 COOKING EGGS 847 Chapter 27 SALAD DRESSINGS AND SALADS 879 Chapter 28 SANDWICHES 931 Chapter 29 HORS D'OEUVRE AND APPETIZERS 945 Chapter 30 CHARCUTERIE AND GARDE MANGER 985 PART SEVEN Baking and Pastry Chapter 31 BAKING MISE EN PLACE 1015 Chapter 32 YEAST BREADS 1025 Chapter 33 PASTRY DOUGHS AND BATTERS 1047 Chapter 34 CUSTARDS, CREAMS, AND MOUSSES 1091 Chapter 35 FILLINGS, FROSTINGS, AND DESSERT SAUCES 1107 Chapter 36 PLATED DESSERTS 1131 Appendix 1161 Glossary 1167 Readings and Resources 1185 Recipe Index 1191 Subject Index 1202

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