A new approach to the CIA's Professional Chef's Knife Kit, In the Hands of a Chef reveals how professional chefs use their revered kitchen tools in restaurants and at home. This book identifies the types of tools necessary in the kitchen, such as knives, mixing tools, gadgets, and measuring tools. The book teaches a tool's most popular--yet often highly specialized--uses, the history of a tool, types of materials used in making it, and advances in technology that have improved a tool. The book gives readers a personal look at chefs' methods for using these tools and a sense of the personal attachment and even respect they have for them. Readers will also learn the parts of kitchen tools, characteristics of a good knife, and what to look for when purchasing knives and other kitchen tools. In the Hands of a Chef features 112 new black and white photographs that convey the proper way to hold the tool or how it appears when in the hands of a chef.
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is anindependent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's andassociate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, aswell as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beveragestudies. A network of more than 45,000 alumni has helped the CIAearn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college.The CIA, which also offers courses for professionals and foodenthusiasts, as well as consulting services for the foodservice andhospitality industry, has campuses in Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Singapore.