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Mastering Sauces : The Home Cook's Guide to New Techniques for Fresh Flavors (Hardcover) (Susan Volland)
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Finally, a cookbook on sauces that is fresh, vibrant, and alive. In Mastering Sauces, Susan Volland veers away from traditional lesson plans and presents sauce-making in a whole new way. She focuses on how great cooks all over the world make sauces with impromptu élan—they splash and drizzle, slather and douse. Great sauces are made by following three fundamental principles: Maximize Flavor, Manipulate Texture, and Season Confidently. Armed with these principles, you can make any sauce your way.In addition to over 150 recipes that reflect today’s tastes for seasonal produce, international ingredients, and alternative dietary choices, there are dozens of tips and tables suggesting ways to adapt and customize sauces. There are innovative Meatless Reductions, international Sauces That Start with a Can of Diced Tomatoes, and an Endlessly Adaptable Stir-Fry Sauce. Don’t have time to make stock? Brew a quick “Mock Stock” or savory infusion. Not eating meat? Avoiding wheat? Check out the chapter called Respect Your Mother, where, alongside the classics, there are ****** recipes for Vegan Corn “Hollandaise” (pictured on the cover), Soy Cream Sauce, and Eggless Mayo.In a conversational and very readable style, Volland teaches the “whys” and “hows” of sauce-making so cooks can better understand their ingredients to create the dish they want. And because she knows that even the best cooks have off-nights, she finishes with a list of Remedies for Faltering Sauces.Mastering Sauces is the go-to resource for all cooks, all tastes, and all diets.
Susan Volland?s Mastering Sauces pushes sauce-making into the twenty-first century by teaching home cooks how to make standout sauces with spontaneity, flavor, and character. Volland expands the definition of sauce to include meatless reductions, broths, and condiments made with seasonal fruits and vegetables. She offers fresh, health-conscious updates on classics like Fresh Tomato Sauce, Cheese Sauce, and traditional French sauces, as well as more innovative ideas like quick ?Mock Stocks? and nutrient-packed Power Pesto.In her expert but approachable style, Volland explains not only the recipes but also the how and why behind sauce-making: the book also includes reference tables for textures, innovative seasonings, and alternative thickeners. In 16 chapters, she gives readers 150 full-page recipes for sauces, with hundreds more listed in easy-to-use charts to inspire adaptations, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. But above all, Mastering Sauces teaches cooks that the ?right? way to make a sauce is their way.
Number of Pages: 495
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Courses + Dishes / Sauces + Dressings
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Susan Volland
Street Date: October 26, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-3666
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