Book Review: Tips Cooks Love
|The other day I received this book in the mail. The concept of the book was intriguing. Written by the culinary minds at Sur La Table with Rick Rodgers, Tips Cooks Love is a quick manual for home cooks. It contains over 500 tips, techniques and short cuts that will make you a better cook.|
This book is filled with tips and tricks to ease your time in the kitchen. Have you ever wondered how to bake even cake layers, how to perfectly roast a turkey, or the difference between the grades of meat. This book answers those questions and more. This book is organized alphabetically for quick reference. You are cooking eggs, turn to E and there is everything that you need to know. Fried, poached, hard boiled and even the difference between white and brown eggs.
As a baker my favorite part of the book was the volume and weight equivalents. Knowing how many ounces of a ingredient are in a cup is valuable. For instance, if you spoon confectioners’ sugar into a measuring cup and sweep it level you have 4 ounces per cup. If you sift the confectioners’ sugar you only have 3 ounces per cup. Knowing this shows why my cookies are different each and every time that I make them.
Overall this is a great companion for the kitchen. You can pick it up at your local bookstore or from Amazon here.