The majority of people don’t know where to start when it comes to cooking a successful meal. Packed with easy-to-follow guidelines and recipes, this full-colour, hardback, spiral-bound edition of Cooking Basics For Dummies helps novice chefs navigate the kitchen and learn staple cooking techniques. The lay-flat binding is the ideal format for the kitchen environment and the full-colour photos throughout show readers what they can expect to achieve from their efforts. Cooking Basics For Dummies includes: Choosing the right tools and stocking your pantry The essential cooking techniques – boiling, poaching, steaming, sautéing, braising, stewing, roasting and grilling Expanding your repertoire with delicious recipes A glossary of over 100 common cooking terms About the Authors Bryan Millar is a former New York Times restaurant critic. Marie Ramer is a food writer.