Almost all cookbooks are intended to be used by people who already know how to cook. However, you may be one of the many people who want to be able to cook for yourself and your friends, but never mastered the art of cooking. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to prepare delicious dishes once in a while, maybe just on weekends, or when you have company?
Uttam Datta’s Cooking for the Clueless is thoughtfully compiled with people like you in mind. It started when his son, who was away at college, asked Uttam to email him a couple of his favorite recipes: “Write to me in such a way that even I can get it right the first time – like reading from an instruction manual.” And so this book was conceived.
This book is for the thousands, perhaps millions of people who have never bought raw food before, who have never chopped a vegetable, who don’t know how exactly to fry an egg … basically, who have never cooked before, but really would love to be able to cook.
”I have seen countless recipe books and, on occasion, have prepared dishes by following some of them. They are great, but only if you know how to cook. They make perfect sense when the chopping, the whisking, the frying, are all in your repertoire...”
With this cookbook, the reader who has no prior knowledge or experience in cooking simply needs to scroll to the page that has the recipe that he or she wants to prepare and follow the instructions step by step. When the reader follows the clear and simple directions included with each recipe there is no way to fail.
Even though these recipes are fail-safe, Cooking for the Clueless does not sacrifice health-consciousness. In fact, most of these recipes have been modified over the years to minimize salt content, replace saturated fatty oils with unsaturated oils in reduced amounts, and so on. In addition you’ll get valuable tips on buying and storing food to retain freshness and taste, and you’ll learn vital lessons on hygiene, kitchen safety and proper handling of food, so you will know how to handle things safely before you start to handle them.
Then, once you’re up to speed on kitchen safety and food handling, along comes the main course. This eBook contains over fifty recipes, in five sections: Soups and Salads, Chinese and Thai Dishes, Indian Dishes, Continental Dishes and Tasty Treats. In no time, you’ll be able to make tasty Chicken Noodle Soup using your own homemade noodles, or impress your date with a freshly-tossed Caesar Salad to start a romantic candlelit meal.
This eBook takes you step-by-step through each of these recipes, thoroughly describing the process and offering important tips on cooking staples such as pasta and rice, as well as preparing fresh vegetables, herbs and garlic. The attention to detail will allow you to ease into creating main courses such as Thai Green Chicken Curry and the legendary Lobster Thermidor. These dishes may sound complicated, but each of the nutritious and delicious recipes contained in this book are easy and straightforward to prepare.
Few things are more satisfying than enjoying a meal that you’ve prepared on your own. With this empowering new skill and these tested recipes, you will no longer have to depend on dining out or taking out, and you’ll be free from restaurant schedules. Of course you can still order your favorite pizza or patronize your favorite café, but you will have the power of choice provided by a well-stocked kitchen and these fabulous recipes. Plus, you’ll save money and be able to spend more time at home.
Don’t sit on the culinary sidelines any longer! Get a clue and order Cooking for the Clueless now, and start preparing delicious and healthy meals in the comfort of your own home. With the skills and experience you’ll gain from making these simple dishes, you’ll soon be confident enough to make personal modifications to them and eventually you will be creating recipes of your own. It will open a whole new realm of accomplishment to you – a realm that will remain challenging and rewarding for as long as people have to eat.