Garde Manger Cookbook
Garde Manger, The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen, is a cookbook that captures recipes from the colf food station in a professional kitchen.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 466 pages.
Author: The Culinary Institute of America
Description: The Culinary Institute of America, hailed by Time magazine as "the nation's most influential training school for cooks," has brought the full measure of its knowledge and expertise to the most comprehensive book ever produced on Garde Manger. A complete and contemporary guide to the very best of what today's cold kitchen has to offer, Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen combines clear, illustrated explanations of basic preparation principles and methods with more than 400 recipes that can be easily adapted to create signature dishes and scaled to meet different production requirements.
The book begins with a basic overview of the history of the Garde Manger, followed by detailed coverage of cold sauces and soups, salads, and sandwiches that includes key topics such as the proper selection, care, and handling of ingredients; traditional preparation techniques and modern interpretations of those techniques; and both classic and contemporary dishes. It also offers in-depth information on the wholesome preparation of the sausages, pates, terrines, and cured and smoked foods that lie at the heart of the cold kitchen. A separate chapter on cheeses demystifies the unique challenges of cheese making as well as successful cheese selection and presentation.
Later chapters cover hors d'oeuvres and appetizers -- key opportunities to harness all of the skills and preparations of the entire discipline of Garde Manger into well selected and composed dishes that really shine. And Garde Manger's breadth of material on condiments and garnishes -- as well as basic preparations such as stocks and marinades -- embraces a full range of skills that can transform the average into the truly extraordinary.
With lavish, step-by-step color photography throughout, the book features information on safe food handling techniques, along with innovative preparation and presentation ideas, contemporary approaches to flavor, color, and texture combination, and more. Whether Garde Manger is a new interest or your lifelong passion, this beautifully produced resource is a vital repository of ideas, techniques, information, and recipes -- the secrets to your success in this fascinating area of the culinary arts.
Condition: Good condition.