"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cooking Resources > Cookbooks, Software etc.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Clarksville
Posts: 1
Need a book that teaches me the basics so to speak

I have looked all over Amazon and all over google to try and find the type of book that I am looking for. When I say a book to teach me the basics I don't mean such as basic cooking. I'm looking for a book that talks about what spice or seasoning to use to get this flavor. A book that talks about techniques, glazes and so on. Like why would I use cumin or thyme, when is it appropriate to use this or that. Something that is more specific about individual ingredients, something that isn't so much as geared towards recipes but how to achieve a certain flavor. I'm not at a loss for what to cook, I'm at a loss for how to cook things and what I should use to obtain flavors. All my friends and family tell me that my cooking is fantastic but I feel like I cook kind of the same way and I'm ready to expand my horizons and branch out and try some new things. Any help is greatly appreciated.


karlallen90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 23,818
Years ago, I got the Encyclopedia of Herbs and Spices, published by Hermes House. A huge and beautiful book, with lots of good info, recipes, you name it.

She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
Head Chef
merstar's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,002
This may be exactly what you're looking for:
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs

Here's another book you might be interested in:
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking: Michael Ruhlman: 9781416571728: Amazon.com: Books
"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces."
merstar is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.