A wonderful collection of recipes and cooking techniques by one of America's outstanding culinary teachers....
|Title||:||John Ash: Cooking One on One : Private Lessons in Simple, Contemporary Food from a Master Teacher|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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John Ash: Cooking One on One : Private Lessons in Simple, Contemporary Food from a Master Teacher Reviews
There isn't much new or trendy in this book -- in fact, it has an oddly dated* feel, and I was surprised that it was published as recently as was the case. I guess Ash's style was set quite a while ago. However, his instructions are pretty solid and don't require too many hard to find ingredients or weird techniques or tools, so this is fairly accessible for someone with moderate cooking ability who wants to move to a bit higher-end dishes. Many of the descriptions sound oddly fruity, but I've eaten at Ash's restaurant and the food was usually good, at least when he was there cooking or overseeing the preparation himself. And when he stuck to more European dishes. The times I recklessly tried Asian-inspired food there it was awful, like instant noodles drenched in mae ploy. *Remember when alternative salsas were so cool?
This book really lives up to it's claims of being an intimate booking class within a binding. The whole book flows smoothly from start to finish and could be read for leisure as well as to cook by. I have only tried a few of the recipes included in the book but those which I did turned out amazingly. There is quite a lot of text so this would be a poor choice for anyone looking for a quick and easy recipe book to get dinner out on the table by.
Learn how to cook with this book. No nonsense.