Books that give techniques and handy tips are generally found under the subject heading cookery. If the tips are specific to one type of food or cooking method, the book may be under that terminology. Examples follow:
- kitchen utensils
- meat cutting
- food presentation
Another way to search for cooking tips and techniques is to conduct a Title Keyword search with the terms: cooking and technique, and then browse the list of titles.
Cooking Techniques: How to do anything a recipe tells you to do
The World of Cooking: Recipes, Techniques and Secrets of the Kitchen
Cooking Techniques & Recipes From Around the World
On Cooking: Techniques From Expert Chefs
The New Making of a Cook: The Art, Techniques, and Science of Good Cooking
Cooking Smart: Recipes, Tips and Techniques for Really Using the Time-Saving, Work-Saving Gadgets in Your Kitchen to Create Delicious Food
Videos are housed in a locked case neat the Circulation Desk. Students may check them out and view them in the Computer Lab. The following list is merely
a small sample of the videos available.
Knife Skills: Vegetable Cuts - VH 0094
Broiling and Grilling - VH 0050
Braising and Stewing - VH 0010
Food Service Tools - VH 0003
Fish Fabrication by the Professional Chef - VH 0095
Described as the food lovers link to professional chefs, this site offers Culinary 101, with articles on a variety of topics. Choose Education Center and scroll through the selection. For more lessons, go to the bottom of the page and click on past educational articles to see such articles as "The Proper Use of Knives" and others.
This site is the home of Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines. View Master is a library of short videos on basic subjects such as shellfish, sauces, and pies. Select Learn from the top menu and scroll to Technique Videos. Other features include Cooking Tips, which has a searchable source of over 1000 cooking "secrets" and Epicurious TV with videos and recipes.
"Committed to exploring new, different, and interesting ways to approach food - through pop culture, adventure, and travel - while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information."
Click on cooking School, then scroll down to the topics. Color photos enhance the instruction. There are lots of other interesting sections at this site. Take the time to browse around.
This is probably the best place to look of you have a disaster in the kitchen. Is your mayonnaise curdled, your meringue weeping?! This site tells you why and what to do about it. Choose Tips & Hints, then click on How to Repair Food.