Sunday, May 23, 2010

101 Things I learned in Culinary School-Book Review & Giveaway-

101 Things I learned in Culinary School
By:Matthew Fredrick and Louis Eguaras



Louis Eguaras, a renowned chef at the Le Cordon Bleu Program at the California School of Culinary Arts, provides readers with a terrific overview of what is truly involved in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals. He also provides invaluable insights into just what is involved in making this one's chosen profession.

The book will feature a wide range of illustrated lessons, from how to properly hold a knife... to the history of food... from food preparation and presentation... to restaurant hospitality and management, and much more.

The book will be presented in the distinctive and highly-attractive packaged style of 101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, and will be the perfect gift for anyone who is thinking about entering culinary school, is already enrolled, or even just the casual chef.

About the Author:
LOUIS EGUARAS is a chef and instructor of international cuisine in the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Program at the California School of Culinary Arts. He is currently teaching courses in cooking and food history.
His twenty plus years of experience includes responsibilites as Staff Chef at the White House and Camp David, and Executive Chef and Marketing Manager in several other settings.

My Thoughts:
I'm not looking to enter into culinary school but I thought that reading this book would shed some light and maybe I would learn something about cooking. This book is very intersting. Some things in the book I already knew, but I feel that I learned alot and hopefully I can use some of these tips and suggestions and put forth some more knowledge into my cooking. This book gives you illustrated lessons on different types of knives and what each one is used for. It goes on to tell you different ways to cut foods and goes in details on how to prepare food. I think that this is an easy read and has alot of details and facts.


You can purchase this book here

Or Win it!!Hatchette Book Group has generously offered Three copies of 101 Things I learned in Culinary School to three of my lucky readers.

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This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only and can not be shipped to PO Boxes. Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)
This giveaway will end on June 8th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be choosen.

13 comments:

debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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debbie said...

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lisanne said...

I follow.

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lisanne said...

My favorite recipe/food is steak on the grill. Nothing special about it, just easy, quick, and tasty. Mmmm!

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Christine H said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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Christine H said...

I'm a follower. I don't cook very often I need help in the kitchen and in fashion but My husband loves my Pot roast the best!

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Christine H said...

I follow you on twitter, I'm romantic73

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degood said...

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Ashley said...

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Ashley said...

I follow you on GFC (Ashley R)!
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