Weekend Reads: Ratio:The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

This book is a game changer for any cook who likes to fly by the seat of your pants.  For those of you out there that are bakers, just stop reading now, While this book has some recipes for baking items, they aren’t your precise recipes that most bakers thrive on.  This book is different.

Ratio teaches you how to work with what you have,taking your basic recipe and adapt it to make the changes you want to get the end result you want.  It shows you how changing ingredients change the outcome of a recipe, good or bad.  It also lets you learn how to whip up things like pancakes, sausage, biscuits, and more without a recipe-off the top of your head.  Now, if your a cook and not a baker, you know how handy this can be.

If you have never ready anything by Michael Ruhlman, you have missed out.  His books have covered numerous topics and delved into the food world with a series of books on becoming a chef and following the life of a chef.  I personally enjoy everything I pick up by him. 

This is a book I recommend every cook have on their bookshelf. It is amazing how many times you’ll use it.

Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

Michael Ruhlman

Amazon.com $10.88

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