Kitchen Knife Skills details the techniques used by trained chefs the world over, allowing the home cook to work just like the professionals--quickly, effectively and stylishly.
Good knife skills can be the most important ingredient in preparing a dish. Mastering professional knife skills makes a cook not only faster but safer as well. Kitchen Knife Skills shows the home cook how to choose and care for knives, how to keep them sharp and how to make the best use of their most important features. This comprehensive guide details the standard professional techniques used by chefs the world over, allowing the home cook to work just like the professionals -- quickly, effectively and stylishly.
Detailed, step-by-step photos and instructions show how to prepare anything in the kitchen, including:
- Poultry and meat
- Bread and cakes
From filleting a fish to fanning a piece of fruit, every knife and knife skill is described in detail in this outstanding resource book. Using this guide, anyone can cook like a professional chef.
About the Author
Marianne Lumb is an internationally renowned chef. In 2009, she reached the finals of BBC’s MasterChef The Professionals Series 2
, wowing London’s trickiest food critics and chefs. She is a former teacher at Leiths School of Food and Wine (London), a food consultant and a member of the Guild of Food Writers. She lives in London.