March 10, 2014
Cooking made simple
Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking
by Sarah Elton
Food journalist Elton demystifies cooking in this informative, accessible book. She begins with taste and flavor before moving on to food - where it comes from and how different cuisines develop. She then explains the science of cooking and how temperature, salt, water, fat, and acids affect the taste, texture, and color of food. She ends with chapters on recipes, kitchen prep and cooking.
With a few basic recipes for pasta sauce, lentil soup, granola, and oatmeal cookies, plus three different ways to cook carrots, Starting from Scratch is a great book that makes cooking simple and fun and inspires hungry kids (and adults!) to experiment in the kitchen.