Cooking Without Recipes Author:Helen Worth Helen Worth, director of the Helen Worth Cooking School, always knew she wanted to be a writer, but didn't cross a kitchen threshold until she married. Once there, she discovered the pleasure of cooking and creating recipes. This book, she says, is the one she wishes she had read before she walked into a kitchen. — This complete cooking course ma... more »kes it easy for you to become a successful cook, to have fun in your kitchen, and to glow with the pride and pleasure that come from setting a bountiful table.
Mrs. Worth's goal is to train homemakers to cook any dish, with or without a recipe. Rather than providing just another anthology of recipes to be followed by rote, she presents the art of cooking as a challenging and fascinating adventure. And she removes the mystery from cooking by answering all your questions about foods, their preparation, and the myriad variations that make cooking an art.
Using the techniques originated in her famous Helen Worth Cooking School, the author clearly tells you how to do what; when and where to do it; and, most important of all, why. Learning the reasons behind the recipes enables you to cook anything with the confident assurance that the food you serve will be enjoyed. Every important aspect of cooking is covered, and the recipes range from mouth-watering family fare to delectable dishes that will impress your most discriminating guests.
More than 300 recipe patterns and exciting variations are included, and all have been taught in the Helen Worth Cooking School. The instructions are accurate, easy to use, and concise, and the dishes have been successfully prepared at home by the hundreds of students Mrs. Worth has graduated.
Of great value are Mrs. Worth's tested suggestions on how to buy meat, vegetables, and fruit; how to store them to retain flavor; and how to prepare them for attractive, delicious meals. She also gives you nutritional information, tables of weights and measures, advice on cooking utensils, and cooking guides. A complete index enables you to locate any fact, quickly and easily.
Because the information in this book is based on the most recent scientific research, and because it includes exciting new methods and recipes developed by Mrs. Worth, Cooking Without Recipes serves a continuing need in the kitchen and will prove of inestimable value to novices as well as to people who have been cooking for years.« less