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Start here : instructions for becoming a better cook / Sohla El-Waylly ; foreword by Samin Nosrat ; photographs by Laura Murray ; illustrations by Aly Miller ; design by Chris Cristiano.

El-Waylly, Sohla, (author.). Nosrat, Samin, (writer of foreword.). Murray, Laura (Photographer), (photographer.). Miller, Aly, 1989- (illustrator.).


"More than 150 recipes--and techniques--for cooking with creativity and confidence"-- Provided by publisher.
El-Waylly teaches you foundational techniques and basic food science to help you hone your skills and intuition. Whether you're a skilled veteran who wants to look at things from another perspective or you've never even boiled an egg, the topics in this book are indispensable to any cook. El-Waylly believes a good cook should be afraid of anything in the kitchen, and that every skill you learn will help you confidently try new cuisines, get creative in the kitchen, and-- most important-- make dinner. -- adapted from inside front cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593320464
  • ISBN: 0593320468
  • Physical Description: lxxiii, 578 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 558-559) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Culinary lessons. Taste: how else are you gonna know if your food's any good? ; Temperature management 101: master heat by cooking eggs all the ways ; Just add water: (or any liquid) to cook grains, beats & pasta ; Break it down & get sauce: how to stew & braise ; Steam & poach: quick cooking & clean flavors ; Go to brown town: cooking with dry heat -- Baking & pastry lessons. All about butter: and how to mix & cream it right ; Whip (& fold) it good: take your desserts to fluff city ; Smooth operator: set the silkiest custards & puddings ; Caramelize: scorching syrups & molten caramels ; Getting to know dough: easy breads for everyone ; After party!: layer cakes for days.
Subject: Cooking.
Cooking > Technique.
Genre: Cookbooks.

Available copies

  • 6 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 641.3 EL-WAYLLY 2023 (Text) 0001012530619 Nonfiction New Checked out 12/22/2023

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