Seasoned Cooks

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Cook with the flourish of a seasoned chef: Raise your arm to sprinkle salt and other seasonings from higher up. This not only looks deliciously dramatic, it actually distributes seasoning more evenly over your dish. However, contorting yourself like Turkish restaurateur Salt Bae is completely optional. Other ways to use salt like a chef, pg. 157 in 12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets.

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12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets

Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Robert Rose

In thousands of entries on every aspect of cooking and baking, Susan Sampson provides expert information that is indispensable in any kitchen, including: keeping produce safe from spoilage, protecting equipment from nasty bacteria, shortcuts, embellishments, restaurant tricks, presentation tips, party planning and recipe development.

Whether just browsing or desperately trying to solve a vexing emergency, every home cook will treasure this book.

Susan Sampson (a.k.a. The Fare Lady) is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer who lives in Toronto.