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Cooking for Fifty : The Complete Reference and Cookbook
by Chet Holden


Overview - Cooking for Fifty is the contemporary cookbook and comprehensive reference you need to create wonderful food in quantity. Combining a wealth of recipes from around the world with an authoritative reference section of essential tables, helpful guidelines, and innovative features, this is an important resource for everyone who cooks for large groups, including institutional and restaurant cooks, foodservice managers, and caterers.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Cooking for Fifty is the contemporary cookbook and comprehensive reference you need to create wonderful food in quantity. Combining a wealth of recipes from around the world with an authoritative reference section of essential tables, helpful guidelines, and innovative features, this is an important resource for everyone who cooks for large groups, including institutional and restaurant cooks, foodservice managers, and caterers. The recipes reflect broad culinary trends that will continue for years to come. Many of the dishes address the demand for healthful food, by using low-fat cooking methods and such popular ingredients as pasta, grains, seafood, and fruits. Fully tested, the recipes cover every menu section and day part, with appetizers, soups, seafood, meats, poultry, pasta and noodles, potatoes and grains, vegetables and legumes, salads and salad dressings, breads, desserts, breakfasts and brunches. The recipes use convenience products where sensible, and contemporary equipment where feasible. Food costs are realistic for a range of operations and budgets. A nutritional analysis appears with every recipe, filling a practical need in many food-service settings. All in all, this is a recipe collection that will fill your needs in the kitchen, and fill your patrons' tables with fabulous fare. Cooking for Fifty begins with a refresher course on cooking techniques. Then there are charts to show how much food to buy and cook for fifty portions. There are expansion and reduction charts to help you easily adjust recipes. Other charts will guide you from weights to measures, and from U.S. to metric equivalents. The reference section goes beyond the expected to such innovative features asthe "Ethnic Flavor Exchange", which shows how to leap from one cuisine to another by changing seasonings. There are definitions of over 1,500 American regional and international classic dishes. There is also a menu writer's thesaurus to help make your menus sizzle. Among the other features of this comprehensive sourcebook are catering checklists, table skirting requirements, bar needs and portion yields, special event themes, and creative menu suggestions. Cooking for Fifty is packed with important data, exciting ideas, and adaptable recipes created with the practical needs of today's foodservice professional in mind. You will turn to it again and again.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780471570158
  • ISBN-10: 047157015X
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publish Date: May 1993
  • Page Count: 600
  • Dimensions: 10.94 x 8.3 x 1.23 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.85 pounds


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