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INGREDIENTS 101

In the past three decades, Food lovers and cooks have witnessed the phenomenal growth of a vast global market.

It is as if a seemingly constant and burgeoning stream of produce is there for the wondering – Exotic fruit and heirloom vegetables, rare-breed meat and poultry, outstanding fish and seafoods, artisan cheeses & cured meats, rare herbs and spices, authentic sauces and flavourings.

The list goes on and more keeps coming – sometimes making us feel like excited .Since good cooking is about good ingredients, We need the knowledge necessary for making informed choices.

We need to be able to recognize quality – ingredients that are the best of their kind, produced with care and pride.

We need to know when food is in prime condition, how to STORE  IT, RIPEN IT, PREPARE IT, COOK it, or PRESERVE IT in the most appropriate way.


THE PROFESSIONAL COOKERY
will provide the in-depth information you need to do all this and more. Revealing an ingredient that simply must be tried, or a new information about a familiar ingredient.

Devoted to Less-known regional items that will fascinate and inform beginners & experienced cooks, professional chefs, passionate foodies, and even the mildly curious whose interest has been kindled by the sheer wealth of produce available.

For every ingredient, there is a short introduction describing provenance and seasonality, together with insider information on how to assess the quality and freshness, and clear explanations of how best to prepare and cook the ingredients.

Following this are recommendations for flavour pairings with compatible ingredients that will open the mind of even the most accomplished COOK.

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