Books for Cooks

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  1. Velomane

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    Thanks yotacowboy, I appreciate your post. That ATK book somehow eluded my attention. I'll definitely give it a look.
     
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    I posted earlier in the thread, The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart. It only covers bread, but there's enough to learn just with that to keep you busy. It has a giant fore-section about the phases and techniques for making bread, and he's the college-level bread teacher at a culinary school. It also refers to some other books, one of which I have and can recommend, The Bread Bible by Beth Hensperger for a bunch of recipes as well as technique.

    I'll get to pastry some day. Went through a cheesecake phase awhile back; I'd make a different cheesecake (or 2) every week. I was trying to find which recipe I liked best. It ended up being Tyler Florence's Ultimate Cheesecake.

    But actually I think pie is next for me. It's really hard to find a decent fruit pie these days. Typical American desserts are always too sugary sweet for me (and I was born here).
     
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    Thanks for info. Much to digest, too much to digest! I'm not American, but who does not enjoy apple pie? One goal this year is to make one to die for.

    That Hensperger book is new to me. I'll have to look it up.
     
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    As someone who lives in Chicago and has visited the Aviary on multiple occasions, I've not been too impressed by their cocktails. Too much attempt to wow with a gimmick without a fundamentally impressive cocktail as the final product.

    Now if the Violet Hour puts out a book, then we are talking!
     

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