Virgin to Veteran

Sam Stern’s Cookery Course: For Students in the Kitchen

Sam Stern’s Cookery Course is a cookbook with a difference. From mastering the basics to insider tips and techniques, this book will teach you everything you need to know to become a confident cook. From fast food to slow, food to go or eat in, healthy to greedy, there’s something here to match every mood, budget and lifestyle. Core dishes are accompanied with advice on saving cash or time, while delicious and wide-ranging variations will expand your cooking repertoire in the blink of an eye.¬†There are only so many meals you’ll ever cook – let Sam show you how to make each one special.

Starting with Virgin Kitchen Set-Up (the stuff you need to know to set up a workable kitchen) Cookery Course moves on through 10 chapters each focusing on a particular ingredient or food group. Diagrams and step-by-step guides demonstrate relevant skills such as knife work, sauce making and baking, while other key areas such as sourcing and substituting ingredients, seasonality and the secrets of great presentation are also covered.

From fast food to slow, food to go or eat in, healthy to greedy, there’s something in the over 100 Masterclass recipes featured to match every mood, budget and lifestyle. Once you’ve learned how to cook using a particular ingredient or technique, Sam will show other ways that you can put your newfound skills to good use.

Learn how to master a Tagliatelle Ragu, for example, and you’ll have added a Classic Lasagne to your culinary arsenal too. Get your head around Coq au Vin and you’ll soon be making a delicious Chicken Pie. Crammed full of information presented in an engaging, accessible way, Cookery Course teaches you the classic skills, techniques and recipes, updates them to suit how we live now and will have you turning out brilliant meals before you know it.

(Previously Published as Virgin To Veteran)

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