How to Slice an Onion: Cooking Basics and Beyond
If you can slice an onion, you can cook almost anything. That'sthe first premise of this book. There are dozens more, allunderlining the happy thought that cooking is easier than they tellyou it is. The recipes and tips here—and there are many—aresimple: it's flavor that counts, not a list of ingredients longerthan a kitchen cabinet can bear. The methods are uncomplicated (mixvegetables and olive oil right in the roasting pan; why bother witha bowl?). Kitchen mythology, we learn, is one thing, and foodhistory another. Mythology: the need for expensive slot-top boxholders for knives. History: Did you ever wonder who Granny Smithwas? How to Slice an Onion demystifies the culinaryarts, making cooking simple for the beginner and opening newpossibilities for the experienced cook. It's a kitchen companion, afriend at hand when you stand at the stove, a fascinating andamusing look at the history of the food we eat, and a charmingguide to the fundamentals and finer details of good homecooking. For the beginner, the accomplished chef, and even forthose who just like to read about food, this book is a good friendto have in the kitchen.