Craig Claiborne crams culinary school into 258 pages with Kitchen Primer. Get a crash course in skills that normally take years to develop, thanks to precise illustrations by Tom Funk. Whether it’s boiling pasta or making hollandaise, this step-by-step guide makes great cooking manageable.
Craig Claiborne has earned a reputation as the great educator of the American palate. In this classically elegant and profusely illustrated book of recipes and techniques, he imparts the kind of culinary knowledge that is essential to making any dish -- from a humble boiled egg to the most ambitious of souffles -- but that most cooks only acquire through years of trial and error.