• 120 superb new recipes
• Over 400 vivid full-color photographs
• Comprehensive cross-referenced index
In the Game Plan sections, Susie reveals many of her time-tested
top methods for preparing and serving amazing foods, including:
1 Equipment Selecting your kitchen essentials; stocking your kitchen.
2 Appetizers Plating and garnishing techniques; balancing portions.
3 Soup Spicing, simmering, blending, and cooling soups; preheating soup bowls.
4 Salad Choosing lettuce and dressings; prepping salad components; the art of
5 Poultry How to butterfly and spatchcock poultry; cooking options; how to be a
6 Meat Pictorial guide to cuts of meat; seasoning and marinades; pan selection;
roasting and baking tips; slicing and serving.
7 Fish Recognizing types of fish; selecting and prepping; cooking techniques.
8 Pasta/Eggs Identifying types of pasta; achieving “al dente” results; perfecting
hard and soft-boiled eggs; whipping egg whites.
9 Side Dishes Storing fresh produce; great grains; chilies and chili sauces.
10 Dessert Must-have ingredients and equipment; creams and sugars; subtleties of
chocolate and vanilla; fruit grilling and roasting.