Never boiled an egg before but want to learn the magic art of cooking? Then don't leave home without this Survival Cookbook.
Never boiled an egg before but want to learn the magic art of cooking? Then don't leave home without this Survival Cookbook: "How to Cook in a Jiffy-even if you have never boiled an egg before". Launched by Amazon, the Book by Prasenjeet Kumar, recounts, with wit and humour, the author's own semi-autobiographical experiences of participating in a "finding me a meal ritual (and) bumbling about in the wonderlands of cooking" in London, where he was pursuing for four years an LLB (Honours) degree as well as Legal Practice Course (LPC) Diploma.
Where this book scores over other "How To" cookbooks is in the manner in which it treats no question as "too stupid". Its next USP is its very logical and structured approach in which it follows a step by step "graduation" process.
You start with some very basic cooking techniques such as how to break, poach, fry, boil (and peel) an egg, learn how to handle chicken, vegetables and fish and then "graduate" to making such "complicated" recipes as cheese omelette, vegetables au gratin, baked chicken or French Onion Soup.
The progression taught is logical and almost common-sense. For example, once you boil an egg, you are taught how to make an egg sandwich and then graduate to making a grilled egg sandwich. Similarly, you are first taught how to boil a chicken, and then use the stock to make a chicken sweet corn soup and the boiled chicken for making KFC-style breaded chicken.
Most uniquely, the book claims to teach the concept of "sequencing and parallel processing" in cooking that should enable busy people to create a 3-4 course meal in less than 30 minutes.
The book is fun and entertaining to read. The photographs used in the book are all taken by the author himself, in natural light, without using any inedible garnish or props, and of the dishes that were made right in his kitchen. These are just meant to illustrate how exactly the dish would look like if you prepared them yourself, the author assures.
So be it healthy college cooking, or cooking for a single person or even outdoor cooking---this book promise to help you survive all situations by teaching you how to cook literally in a jiffy.
Now comes the juiciest piece.
To let more people appreciate and benefit from the book, Prasenjeet has arranged with Amazon to let the e-Book or Kindle edition of this book go ABSOLUTELY FREE for all his friends worldwide for four days from 20 February 2014 to 23 February 2014 (US Pacific time). Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F5PLOKU
Any one owning a Kindle device would know how to access this e-Book. Otherwise, you can download Kindle Apps for FREE from Amazon and read it on your PC, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, smart phone, tablet or any other compatible device that you own. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=dig_arl_box?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771
The author doesn't think Amazon would let him offer such a generous GIFT again, any time soon. So I thought I should let you know too about this rather generous offer.
In return, the author has just a request to make, which in his own words is: "if you do download and read this book, would you please give me some feedback and leave a review on Amazon, if you are happy?"
The author Prasenjeet Kumar is also the self-taught designer, writer, editor and proud owner of the website http://www.cookinginajiffy.com which he has dedicated to his mother.