The Starter Cook A Beginner Home Cook's Guide to Basic Kitchen Skills & Techniques

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-06
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $21.95 Save up to $3.29
  • Buy New


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


The Starter Cook is the perfect quick culinary reference, a learner's manual to that sometimes intimidating room in one's home: the kitchen. With its plethora of helpful tips and a step-by-step guide to every major technique, it helps the beginner home cook connect the dots as he learns his way around the kitchen. Linda Johnson Larsen covers all the basics--from understanding food storage and preparation to perfecting knife skills to learning to poach chicken--and then some, like covering all special preparations needed for select ethnic dishes. Peppered throughout are quick tips to make life in the kitchen a little bit easier. With The Starter Cook, the good home cook--or even a beginner, whether a recent college grad or a newlywed--can become a great one.

Author Biography

Linda Johnson Larsen is the author of many cookbooks, including Knack Quick & Easy Cooking (Globe Pequot Press) and The Joyce Lamont Cookbook, and is the Guide for Busy Cooks at About.com. She has created and tested recipes for major food companies since 1987. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rewards Program

Write a Review