Rosso and Lukins of Silver Palate fame have prepared a massive compendium of recipes, glossaries, wine matches, charts,...

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THE NEW BASICS COOKBOOK

Rosso and Lukins of Silver Palate fame have prepared a massive compendium of recipes, glossaries, wine matches, charts, etiquette for entertaining (""welcome each guest""; ""Don't forget the music""), and generous dollops of gush for similarly style-conscious foodies who may not know their meat cuts but want to be up on the way we eat now--and who can agree that microwaved kiwis are ""cause for excitement."" Here, then, they will learn how to render chicken fat, poach fish, preserve lemons (with sugar, a departure from tradition), cut artichokes, and garnish their salads with flowers. And among the 950 recipes (of which 150 are for desserts) they will find such ""new basics"" as cassoulet salad, ""elegant"" eggplant, pineapple salsa, baked potato skins, and fusilli with smoked trout, salami, and cr‚me fraiche. When they're through, the basics might still elude them; but they'll be one up on the Martha Stewart bunch, for sure.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1989

ISBN: 0894803417

Page Count: -

Publisher: Workman

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15, 1989