The New Food Lover's Companion

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The New Food Lover's Companion

by Ron Herbst, Sharon Tyler Herbst

Barron's Educational Series | September 1, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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The fifth edition of this widely praised and highly esteemed reference guide has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today''s world. The authors have taken into account our healthier lifestyles and more diverse palates to include:

  • Over 500 new listings, including Korean, Persian, and South American additions
  • Updated information for hundreds of existing entries
  • A blood alcohol concentration chart for men and women
  • An extensive breakdown of food labels and nutritional facts
  • Department of Agriculture recommendations for a 2,000 calorie per day food plan

    Among the myriad foods and culinary subjects defined and explained are cooking tools and techniques, meat cuts, breads, pastas, and literally everything else related to good food and enjoyable dining. Handy appendices cover many topics including suggestions for substituting recipe ingredients, a microwave oven conversion chart, recommended safe cooking temperatures for meats and fish, and much more.

    The New Food Lover''s Companion is a reference guide--not a cookbook--but it includes hundreds of cooking tips plus an extensive bibliography of recommended cookbooks. More than 7200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 928 pages, 2.8 × 1.92 × 0.27 in

Published: September 1, 2013

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1438001630

ISBN - 13: 9781438001630

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The New Food Lover's Companion

by Ron Herbst, Sharon Tyler Herbst

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 928 pages, 2.8 × 1.92 × 0.27 in

Published: September 1, 2013

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1438001630

ISBN - 13: 9781438001630

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The fifth edition of this widely praised and highly esteemed reference guide has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today''s world. The authors have taken into account our healthier lifestyles and more diverse palates to include:

  • Over 500 new listings, including Korean, Persian, and South American additions
  • Updated information for hundreds of existing entries
  • A blood alcohol concentration chart for men and women
  • An extensive breakdown of food labels and nutritional facts
  • Department of Agriculture recommendations for a 2,000 calorie per day food plan

    Among the myriad foods and culinary subjects defined and explained are cooking tools and techniques, meat cuts, breads, pastas, and literally everything else related to good food and enjoyable dining. Handy appendices cover many topics including suggestions for substituting recipe ingredients, a microwave oven conversion chart, recommended safe cooking temperatures for meats and fish, and much more.

    The New Food Lover''s Companion is a reference guide--not a cookbook--but it includes hundreds of cooking tips plus an extensive bibliography of recommended cookbooks. More than 7200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for previous editions . . .



"The quintessential food reference book . . . a bible for anyone seriously interested in cooking." --Adventures in Dining





"Essential for anyone who talks, eats or thinks about food."--Bev Bennett, Chicago Sun-Times





"The indispensable landmark volume that defines thousands of American and foreign culinary terms." --Paula Hamilton, Oakland Tribune





"Comprehensive, accurate, interesting, well-written, and inexpensive." --Booklist





"A wealth of information . . . a small culinary gem." --Pat Dailey, Chicago Tribune





"As thick and as satisfying as a well-stuffed sandwich." --The New York Times

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