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Gastronomy is a world full of incredible sensations, that’s why we bring you a great collection of cookbooks in PDF format, with which you will be able to deepen your knowledge and explore the ancestral wisdom of the art of cooking. Don’t just stay with the intuitive preparations, give them form and know the origin of each plate.
There is a saying that says: “Variety is the spice of life”. Is there anything wiser than this phrase? For this reason, we have selected cooking books in PDF format from many parts of the world. It is difficult to find the variety of information and recipes that you find here. How can your life remain the same if you give yourself the opportunity to get to know the best of national and international gastronomy?
Whether you want to become a professional chef or simply want to surprise family and friends with new flavors, this collection is the ideal one for you. When it comes to good cooking, it is not enough to serve a dish for people to appease their hunger, it is necessary to provide a memorable experience.
By stimulating taste, you can create a whole sensory atmosphere. When you do this, you can say that your food is a true art.
Eating is a basic need, but over time, food preparations have gone through hundreds of thousands of innovations. This has been influenced by the social and cultural factor of the act of eating, along with advances in technological matters. Let us say that after the discovery of fire, food became something very different. From a simple basic need, it gradually became “eating for the pleasure of eating”.
Now, who doesn’t rave about a good plate of food? Every human being, who can boast of health, enjoys the act of eating, beyond satiating hunger. So you’re not going to be short of an audience. What you may lack is more knowledge about the thousands of possibilities of preparing the same food. But, here you can solve it with our collection of books about world cuisine.
Among the countries we have chosen to make known their gastronomic richness, we have cookbooks about: French, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Peruvian, Colombian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Arabic and many more countries. The collection is quite complete, with many recipes, data, history and tips that cannot be missing from your culinary library. All the gastronomic wisdom, the mixture of flavors and cultures can be at your fingertips today, if you so decide, because we give you that access.
Surprise everyone with the best versions of the dishes you learn to prepare with our books. Give them the opportunity to delight with your magical gift. Stand out as a chef, cook, kitchen assistant or simply a lover of good food. Believe us that neither you nor anyone else whose palate you please will regret it. And, as the famous chef Julia Child said, “No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing”. And the foundation of your practice will be firm with our PDF cookbooks.
1) FRENCH COOKBOOKS
Being a very rich country in terms of culture, France’s gastronomy has been reinvented over time. Historical factors such as social and political movements, artistic phenomena, changes in working hours and trade agreements have been key in defining what is now one of the most important gastronomic influences in the world.
French cuisine is characterized by its variety and richness in innovative preparations thanks to the diversity present in its regions. Its culinary culture has conquered the world, partly because of its quality raw materials but mainly because of the processes used to refine it.
For that reason, we have brought a very good selection of books on French cuisine. Whether you are going to travel or just want to learn a little more about its gastronomic history, these books will be very useful for you. Take advantage of them!
2) SPANISH COOKBOOKS
Whether you want to know how to prepare the famous Valencian paella, read a little about the different ways of eating Serrano ham or understand in depth the origins of food in Spain; these selections of books on Spanish cuisine are ideal for you.
The Spanish have made their culinary habits into something unique. From the same land where the paella comes from, we can find French, American and other European influences. Each region adapted the most positive aspects of the different cultures that came to the country and joined them to their most prepared dishes long before evidence was found of the consolidation of their culinary practice.
Similarly, climate and geography have had an impact not only on the ingredients they use but also on the techniques they apply to cooking them. Therefore, internationally Spanish cuisine is considered one of the most varied gastronomies.
3) ITALIAN COOKBOOKS
Italy’s gastronomy is one of the most varied in the world, its cuisines reflect this great cultural variety in its regions as well as the diversity of its history. Italian cuisine is included in the so-called Mediterranean gastronomies and is as imitated as it is practiced all over the world.
It is a cuisine with a strong historical and traditional character, varied thanks to each of its regions and heir of long traditions, which has managed to perpetuate ancient recipes such as polenta or pizza, a dish from Naples par excellence, among many other Italian dishes that can be enjoyed today anywhere in the world, as well as in a typical Italian trattoria.
This is just a part of all the information we can give about it, but that’s not all! We know that there is much more you want to know about Italian cuisine. Would you like to know more about it?
4) BAKING BOOKS
Baking is an art, that has been practiced for thousands of years and has been present in the evolution and transformation of our societies. It is through this trade, that bread is obtained, which is considered synonymous with food in many cultures and is part of the diet and form of cultural and religious expression in many peoples of the world.
Bakery and its practice, as well as the techniques of manufacture and the ingredients used to make bread, are influenced by the culture, tradition and culinary characteristics of the peoples, which vary from one place to another, giving it its own unique condition.
Nowadays, bakery is part of the cultural gear of our society, so it is very common to find this type of establishment in the city’s neighborhoods. If you want to know everything about this exciting art, you can’t miss our selection of books about baking.
5) PASTRY BOOKS
The taste for sweet foods goes back to the history of sugar basically, however, the use of sweet ingredients in a food preparation does not always mean that it is a dessert. Humanity has created a world driven by their senses, where they found in an activity as essential as eating, to develop skills to do so more consciously, efficiently, professionally and artistically.
Pastry making is the specialty of the bakery that focuses on making all kinds of desserts, and not just cakes. A pastry chef in a restaurant is in charge of creating delicatessen defined by sweetness, to this we can add that the pastry chef is in charge of using and handling the chocolate, candy, confectionery and other culinary techniques for making desserts.
An important aspect of pastry making is decoration. Because cakes and pies are usually served at banquets and celebrations, they are sought to be distinctive in appearance. That is why great care is taken in the presentation of the products.
1) Cocktail Books
Cocktails took off in the late 18th century in the United States and England, but became widely popular in the 1920s in the United States, as the drink’s mixture allowed the poor quality taste of the smuggled liquor to be disguised.
Cocktail making is also considered by many as an art, this is because their preparation by the bartender, an expert in drinks and recipes, involves the use of special and showy techniques, which using the nature and characteristics of the elements mixed result in a unique cocktail that is also used for a showy presentation.
A whole world of information and knowledge, is what you will find in our selections of books on Cocktails, which we share with you below.
So, here ends our selection of food and drink books. We hope you liked it and that you already have your next book!
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