Mastering a particular recipe is not the same as being a master in the kitchen. One recipe gives you the ability to cook one dish. Knowing one technique gives you the basis to cook a universe of dishes. Based on the Chefs Olivier and MikeC’s years of experience both in professional kitchens and teaching home cooks across the country, Kitchen on Fire will be the first book that completely addresses both the “how” and “why” behind great cooking; teaching the underlying methodology and alchemy of food preparation from the prep (cutting, measuring, etc.), to the combining of ingredients, and the application of heat (stove, oven, grill, etc.).
Kitchen on Fire covers all the essential techniques that home cooks and professionals alike need for success in the kitchen. Beginning cooks with no prior experience in the kitchen will find the information easy to digest, and seasoned cooks will discover fresh revelations--such as the rarely-discussed importance of surface area and density in gauging cooking time. The combination of the precision of a professional culinary textbook blended with the personality of the authors, Kitchen on Fire makes it easy for anyone to learn how to cook like a chef.
With a highly-designed and easy-to-use package, the book will have tabs for easy cross-referencing, as well as hands-on exercises and recipes to help home cooks of all abilities become more adept and confident in the kitchen.