The Illustrated Kitchen Bible

Hardcover | October 20, 2008

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A comprehensive kitchen resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas, now with a refreshed new look.

Take the stress out of the choosing, shopping, organizing, and preparation of food with the help of The Illustrated Kitchen Bible. Choose from 1,000 tantalizing starter, main dish, and dessert recipes from around the world, as photographs of the finished dishes inspire you.

To help you make the right choice for your needs, whether you are short on time, have to prepare a dish and freeze it for later, or have special dietary requirements, each individual recipe has menu icons for quick identification. Improve your culinary skills and tricks along the way with step-by-step illustrations and guidelines that outline techniques, from boning a flat fish to lining a cake tin in seconds. You can even get your groceries quickly and without fuss with the handy pocket shopper, which includes ingredient lists for every recipe.

The Illustrated Kitchen Bible takes recipes and techniques and puts them under the microscope, and the result is home cooking at its best.

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A comprehensive kitchen resource of over 1,000 delicious, achievable, and international recipes, with sumptuous photography, precise text, and innovative ideas, now with a refreshed new look.Take the stress out of the choosing, shopping, organizing, and preparation of food with the help of The Illustrated Kitchen Bible. Choose from 1,0...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 11.06 × 9.31 × 1.39 inPublished:October 20, 2008Publisher:Dorling KindersleyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0756639743

ISBN - 13:9780756639747

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Customer Reviews of The Illustrated Kitchen Bible


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'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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