The New Food Lover's Companion

By Sharon Tyler Herbst; Ron Herbst
(Barron's Educational Series, Paperback, 9781438001630, 916pp.)

Publication Date: September 2013

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Description
The fifth edition of this widely praised and highly esteemed reference guide has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today's world. The authors have taken into account our healthier lifestyles and more diverse palates to include:
Over 500 new listings, including Korean, Persian, and South American additionsUpdated information for hundreds of existing entriesA blood alcohol concentration chart for men and womenAn extensive breakdown of food labels and nutritional factsDepartment of Agriculture recommendations for a 2,000 calorie per day food plan
Among the myriad foods and culinary subjects defined and explained are cooking tools and techniques, meat cuts, breads, pastas, and literally everything else related to good food and enjoyable dining. Handy appendices cover many topics including suggestions for substituting recipe ingredients, a microwave oven conversion chart, recommended safe cooking temperatures for meats and fish, and much more.
"The New Food Lover's Companion" is a reference guide--not a cookbook--but it includes hundreds of cooking tips plus an extensive bibliography of recommended cookbooks. More than 7200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work.



About the Author
Sharon Tyler Herbst, an award-winning author of many books on cooking and dining, was also a food and travel journalistand a media personality who made many appearances on national radio and television shows. She was also a consultant and spokesperson for national food and beverage companies, and a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst, award-winning food authors and consultants, are among the world's foremost authorities on wine, food, and cheese.
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