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In Kitchen References
Buy these books in paper and don’t worry about them getting messy. These books are workhorses when writing menus and teaching your staff new techniques. Dog ear the pages and mark them up with notes. These four books are the most useful books ever to grace a professional kitchen of any type.
- The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity – This book actually lives up to what its title claims.
- The Professional Chef – The best all-around professional cooking guide. This book focuses on technique and classic recipes. It will help fill the gaps in your cooking experience.
- Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking – Forget recipes, remember ratios.
The email list will offer inspiration, tips, and suggestions…and not the ones you’re likely to expect. Here’s a glimpse of the inspirational type finds that will be included:
- The War of Art – Simply put, this book changed my life and it will change yours. I read this book, give it away, buy another, rinse and repeat.
- Library card – Go get your library card. Other than the four books mentioned above, I check the local library for any book before buying it. I also walk the cookbook section when looking for inspiration. Your library will likely have a huge selection of whatever you’re looking for. And it’s free!