Illustrated Kitchen Bible

by Victoria Blashford Snell

Dorling Kindersley Ltd. | September 23, 2008 | Hardcover

Illustrated Kitchen Bible is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
The Illustrated Kitchen Bible is all quality content—a tremendous resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas.

This book takes recipes and techniques and puts them under the microscope. How to get the best when shopping? What the preparation and cooking stages are? What to look for? What should it feel and smell like? How to save the day if something isn't right? What to serve with it? What to do with the leftovers (if there are any)? The result is home cooking at its most perfect.

Victoria Blashford-Snell trained at Le Cordon Bleu, runs a highly successful catering company in London, and is a regular cooking teacher and demonstrator in Italy, Somerset, and at London's Books for Cooks. She has co-authored DK’s Hors d’Oeuvres.

Austrialia chef Brigitte Hafner writes the weekly recipes for The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Living and Melbourne Age’s Epicure sections and with partner James Broadway, runs a popular wine bar and eatery in Melbourne’s Fitzroy called The Gertrude Street Enoteca

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 544 pages, 11.06 × 9.31 × 1.39 in

Published: September 23, 2008

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0756639743

ISBN - 13: 9780756639747

Found in: Food and Drink
Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite kitchen Companion I love, love, love, this book. It has the most amazing easy to make recipes. The ingredients are all readily available and the pictures are beautiful. The book was thoughtfully put together. It has recipes from all over the world, so there is something there for everyone. The salads and rice recipes are my favorite.It's a book you keep and pass on to your daughter. Awesome!!!
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a Must-Have in the kitchen I love this book. I was on the prowl for a good vegetarian recipe book (I'm not vegetarian but needed ideas) when the bookseller at Chapters directed me to this. There are so many reasons why I love this book. First off, every (and I mean every) recipe has a picture. This means that no matter what I decide to make, I know exactly how it should look. It's not every 3rd recipe, or a pretty picture of only one of the items in on a page with 2 recipes -- every recipe has a picture. Very rarely do I find recipe books this visually comprehensive. Secondly, it really is the most comprehensive cook book I've found. If you want to know how to make bread, this book has a section baking all different kinds of breads. If you want to know how to make breakfast foods, this book has a section on breakfast items. If you want to know how to make appetizers, this book has appetizers. Desserts, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, vegetarian cuisine, dips, marinades, pasta, pickling food, making jams, creating international sauces, ice cream...everything! Thirdly, there is amazing step by step guide on how to do practically everything. I wanted to know how to make soup stock, and there were directions. My husband and I made our first turkey and had no idea how to carve it, and not really thinking I said maybe this book will have something. And it actually had a 4-step picture guide on how to carve poultry. My husband used to make fun of the fact that I kept referring to this cookbook but after that day he said he would trust in the Kitchen Bible. Fourthly, the recipes are simple! Usually it takes only 4 to 5 steps to make something. Some very complicated items (in other recipe books) seem quite easy to tackle using this cook book. I have about 8 different cook books in my kitchen but this is definitely my go-to cook book for any occasion. I highly recommend this and I would agree...it's an amazing gift for a wedding or housewarming or birthday (for those cooks out there). Here's a few cons though. I'm not sure why the cover picture says it comes with a 90 minute DVD. The book I bought did not come with a DVD but it also did not say that on the cover. Secondly, the paper used for the book is that thick glossy high quality paper (similar to magazine paper but way thicker), it's pretty and makes the pictures sharp but I find that it sticks together easily and rips apart if you spill anything on it. Finally, some of the recipes are a touch blander than I like (e.g. the indian curry's etc.) but I find that I'm just picky about spice and specific recipes for indian foods always seem bland to me. Otherwise I have already found recipes I will continue to use over and over and over again.
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book to have in your kitchen! I love recipe books – don’t ask me why though. Maybe it is because my mom would buy some while I was growing up. Problem is even though you buy recipe books because of the pictures in it, it is rare that you make more than one or two recipes from it. Recently, my husband and I watched Julie and Julia which we loved (my in-laws started it when they babysat for our anniversary and couldn’t stand it… *grin* funny how a movie could be captivating for some and totally annoying for others!). It made us think about trying new recipes on a regular basis. This time, I’ve decided to try a recipe from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible. This cookbook is packed with over one thousand family recipes and lots of pictures. Each and every recipe in this book has a picture showed the end result of the recipe. I had decided to do the Honey Mustard Barbecued Chicken even though I didn’t had all the ingredients. I improvised a bit I will admit. The recipe is asking for balsamic vinegar to marinate the chicken but unfortunately my bottle was almost empty. So I compensated with cider vinegar. Both were vinegar, both were tangy and sweet at the same time. Perfect! The chicken marinated for about 24 hours – give or take – in the fridge in a container that I regularly flipped to make sure that all the chicken thighs would be soaked in thoroughly. On Father’s Day, my in-laws came over for supper and we cooked the chicken on the BBQ. During the afternoon, there has been lots of commotion on my street as a house was burning. About ten fire trucks came not counting the police cars and paramedics. Fortunately, nobody was hurt as the family and their pets were not present at the time. But because of the events on our normally quiet neighborhood, I had forgotten that I needed a glaze for the recipe. OUPS! Nevertheless, the chicken was delicious and very tasty. Everyone agreed that the recipe was a success. *grin* The Illustrated Kitchen Bible will cover every type of recipes you can hope to find in a recipe book. Starters and Lights Bites Breads, Sandwiches, and Pizza Soups and Salads Eggs, Cheese, Pickles, and Chutneys Pasta, Legumes, Rice, and Grains Vegetables Fish and Shellfish Poultry and Feathered Game Meats Desserts and Ice Cream Cakes and Pastries Fruits and Jellies Also at the various mains sections you will have a recipe choosers which present you various recipes in that section with mouth-watering pictures accompanied with the title of the recipe, the time needed to make it as well as the page where the recipe is located. If you are in a rush, these pages are life savers for you. If you are more like me, you will prefer to sit down and flip through the pages of this huge recipe book to find the recipe that will grab your heart. The book also contains a section titled techniques in which you can learn various techniques in cooking. You can learn to poach an egg properly, how steam, chop, prepare fruits and vegetables and so much more. My favourite part of the book is that I can find recipes from around the world and be able to do it for my family. Some recipes do have the information of the country included but not all of them. It is a little bit disappointing not to know where a recipe comes from. For example, the recipe I made over the week-end didn’t tell me where this recipe originated. I would have loved to know that. I also think that including the flag of the country next to the recipe would be a nice added touch to the cookbook seeing that it contains international recipes. To be honest, I think this book is the perfect gift for a bride-to-be, a child leaving home for college/university or to teach your kids about cooking. It is a wonderful book to have in your own kitchen. As for us, we will continue to explore our taste-buds and try new recipes using this cookbook as well as other ones we have at home. You won’t be disappointed with the quality and the quantities of recipes in this cookbook!
Date published: 2011-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from kitchen bible I love this book.Very eazy and delicious recepies,
Date published: 2010-05-29

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Illustrated Kitchen Bible

by Victoria Blashford Snell

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 544 pages, 11.06 × 9.31 × 1.39 in

Published: September 23, 2008

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0756639743

ISBN - 13: 9780756639747

About the Book

For anyone who wants cooking to be less complicated and more enjoyable--and who is looking to increase his or her kitchen repertoire and develop new skills, "The Kitchen Bible" is a tremendous source of 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas.

From the Publisher

The Illustrated Kitchen Bible is all quality content—a tremendous resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas.

This book takes recipes and techniques and puts them under the microscope. How to get the best when shopping? What the preparation and cooking stages are? What to look for? What should it feel and smell like? How to save the day if something isn't right? What to serve with it? What to do with the leftovers (if there are any)? The result is home cooking at its most perfect.

Victoria Blashford-Snell trained at Le Cordon Bleu, runs a highly successful catering company in London, and is a regular cooking teacher and demonstrator in Italy, Somerset, and at London's Books for Cooks. She has co-authored DK’s Hors d’Oeuvres.

Austrialia chef Brigitte Hafner writes the weekly recipes for The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Living and Melbourne Age’s Epicure sections and with partner James Broadway, runs a popular wine bar and eatery in Melbourne’s Fitzroy called The Gertrude Street Enoteca

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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