Eva's Kitchen Confidence

                                                by Eva Kende

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FINALLY a book about how NOT to follow a recipe!

Eva's Kitchen Confidence is about building self-assurance to create delicious meals to fit your busy lifestyle, without stress.

Eva's Kitchen Confidence gives you the fundamentals, enabling you to build your own unique and personal repertoire.

Do you want to?

  • Spend less on groceries
  • Eat nutritionally balanced meals
  • Get dinner on the table faster
  • Alter recipes for special diet requirements of your family

You need Eva's Kitchen Confidence!

Click here to buy your copy of Eva's Kitchen Confidence now from DiskUsPublishing !

"I feel that the time has come that cooks should understand methods and be freed from the yoke of recipes to create and take their hobby to the next level, to an "art form". For the uninitiated who cannot cook at all, I believe that understanding the methods will encourage them to try and, eventually, learn to cook well."

Ebook format  was chosen, because of its ease of distribution results in a substantially lower price to the consumer and there are features that make looking for specific information easier to find than with even the best indexed conventional book. However, all parts of the book are printable. It was envisioned that the reader would want to read the text section on their computer or PDA and print out the recipes to use in the kitchen.

 

Eva's Kitchen Confidence is now available in Wire-O bound paperback format. Get the paperback with the flick of your mouse or choose any ebook version for less money.

DiskUs Publishing is the publisher of Eva's Kitchen Confidence.

I have chosen DiskUs based on their impeccable reputation, multi-formatting and wide distribution network.

I believe, e-books and e-publishing is on the threshold of becoming the most important communication media in the very near future. Eva's Kitchen Confidence is available in multiple formats and as a trade paperback book for your reading convenience.

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Reviews

Eva Kende has created a unique in its kind e book: She has included useful information on how a new cook can get started and the tools they can use in the kitchen, along with tasty recipes and jokes. Packed with invaluable tips and advice this e book will satisfy both the new and the old cooks of our times. ... There are tips that follow and her humorous way will entertain readers and entice them to start cooking.

The author gives plain, sensible instructions that will absolutely help cooks become creative This is a very important element of this e-book. Also, Eva deals with questions such as how to decide what to cook, why are methods important, how do I plan a meal. Here you will find the answers to all these questions and many more.

EVA'S KITCHEN CONFIDENCE is not a common cookbook. It is an e-book that provides the readers with all the necessary information, tips and advice other cookbooks do not, so it is a must for every cook, new and old. Although it is designed to meet the specific needs of the new cook, it also caters to everybody else who needs to learn more about food and methods. It is certainly a good read for those who read cookbooks to get educated and have some tasty fun as well! Moreover, it is suitable for those who are meat eaters and those who are vegetarians as well.

- Liana Metal in The Compulsive Reader

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"Eva's Kitchen Confidence goes way beyond the normal boundaries   of other currently published cookbooks and reminds me of the classics published decades ago that really spoke to a cook about fundamental   basics concerning cooking and food preparation beyond measurements and cooking temperatures. And it's all done wit   warmth and wit. I learned so many things reading through this   book...and before I read it, I had considered myself a rather knowledgeful chef. Well, I am a much smarter, more smiling chef now...thanks to Eva's Kitchen Confidence. Two wooden spoons...way up...for this one."
Leta Nolan Childers  
http://scribesworld.com/reviews .

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"This is not your typical cookbook as the introduction to this book best explains:

'Cooking is not just following recipes: To cook well and enjoy doing it, it is absolutely essential to understand the basic methods, so that you can apply them to those recipes surreptitiously torn from magazines at the doctor's office, collected from friends or contained in the glossy cookbooks on your shelf. Understanding the methods will give your cooking flair and flexibility. Thus you will eventually develop a style of your own.'

As the readers are admonished to get their 'nose out of the recipe and into the pot,' Kende teaches cooking through the senses. The eyes looks for color and texture. The nose must be aware of odors, both for blending of ingredients and for detecting any burning. The ears listen to the food cook, where hissing tells the heat is too high. The sense of touch is needed for texture, while taste is essential to assure the flavor.

Where was this book when I was a newlywed so totally lost and insecure in the kitchen? After 27 years, I have developed the style of my own, yet I still learned new things from 'Eva's Kitchen Confidence.' This book belongs in every kitchen."  Inscriptions Book Reviews Nov 16, 1999. Reviewed by Angie Mangino inscriptionsmagazine.com                                * * * * Outstanding book, engrossing, a classic

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"EVA'S KITCHEN CONFIDENCE a basic cookbook perfect for the novice or experienced cook, is the perfect compliment (sic) to any electronic bookshelf. With the new found interest in electronic publishing and the numbers of individuals signing on for the first time every day this reference work is a timely addition to the quality titles offered through Disk Us Publishing. Novice cooks will no doubt appreciate the helpful advice included in part one of this volume as they plan to equip their first kitchen. Author Eva Kende invites her readers to peer into her pantry shelves and freezer in chapters covering staples, spices, frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetable. Kende's expert advice makes stocking any kitchen a simple affair." — Sandra Morgan, fictionforest.com

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"Eva's Kitchen Confidence is a gourmet smorgasbord of information

Whether you're a gourmet chef or a neophyte who doesn't know one end of a meat thermometer from another, this user-friendly primer on the fine art of food preparation should have a place in your cookbook collection.

Or perhaps even in place of your cookbook collection, because Eva Kende's emphasis is definitely on the art of food preparation. Cooking, she stresses throughout Eva's Kitchen Confidence, should be fun--an adventure, not a chore limited by rules, regulations and recipes. The trick, she explains, is to know not just how ingredients go together but why. Once you've mastered that, you're free to change the colors, textures and media and create your very own culinary masterpieces.

Starting with a list of the basic equipment needs, Kende goes on to discuss the science of cookery, surrounding the mechanics with words of encouragement, cheerful quotes and helpful reminders. Kende not only wants you to have fun in the kitchen, she wants you to have fun learning how to do it.

Have a wedding coming up? Tuck a copy of this book into a basket of kitchen utensils selected from the clearly described list. Know someone who just moved into their first apartment and who is living on Mickey D's and canned soup? Drop off a box of staples picked from another well-designed list and a copy of Eva's Kitchen Confidence. And don't forget a copy for yourself." — Elisabeth Burton The Blue Iris Journal

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Reviewer Rating: * * * * *

"There's an old saying that cookery is the only one of the arts which can be learned by sheer application, and Eva Kende's splendid book tells you exactly how to go about this. Irrespective of which partner is doing the cooking, I'd say it should be on every bride's wedding present list.

Clearly presented, and written with a light and often humorous touch, 'Eva's Kitchen Confidence' is packed full of sound and helpful advice. Don't buy equipment you don't need-remember, it all has to be washed! Read the labels on food-it's surprise how many items contain hidden fats and sugars. And yet you can still eat fried food- if you learn how to cook this properly. Eva is also the only food writer I have ever come across who advises that mushrooms should be briefly washed before cooking. Others warn that the flavour will be lost if you do this, and that they should be merely wiped over with a piece of damp kitchen paper. I have never found this to be adequate unless the mushrooms were really clean, and was delighted to find that someone else besides myself rinses the often grubby little things." — Copyright © 2000 by Margaret Beasley at sharpwriter.com/e-books/reviews/review138.htm

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"As a culinary-challenged woman this book was great. Rather than assuming any prior knowledge, Eva goes right back to the most basic concepts and builds from there. I can tell you that this was a refreshing experience as most books for beginners assume you know something. For instance, very few include how to boil an egg (which I never get right).

There are also small sections on hygiene, food storage and special diets (food allergies).

These may sound like 'Duh!' to most people, but for someone like me, it was brilliant! I will no longer have vegetables rotting before I can use them (I know I can freeze them now); I won't be serving chewy meats (because I will know which cuts should be stewed and which should be grilled) and I won't be poisoning the children by storing my food incorrectly.

No book about cooking would be complete without a recipe section. As stated earlier, recipes are not the main focus of the book, which is why this section starts after page 100.

All the instructions were informative, interesting and well written. Eva evokes images of a mother sharing her knowledge with a beloved child, rather than a condescending school teacher who thinks you should already know this stuff.

Eva, my family thanks you for this book - we will be benefiting for years to come and so will any other families who reads this extensively-researched cookery Bible!" Sandy Cummins Book Reviews writers-exchange.com

Rating *****

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"Computers have become almost as common as microwaves where almost every  household has one. Neither is it any easier to use for some people. If you are or know someone who has been dragged kicking and screaming into the Millennium or the kitchen, fear not for Mrs. Kende is here to make the culinary transition easier. Think of "Eva's Kitchen Confidence" as the "Joy of Cooking" in the computer age. She doesn't just cover simple concepts and common sense information but goes into the little known facts that can make or break your kitchen experience. " — Cookbooks Reviewed August 6, 2001Vol.2, Issue 15 by TeAntae Turner

 

 

                                                 

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Recipe Index -- Eva's Kitchen Confidence

 

Appetizers and Party Food
  • Deviled Eggs

  • Egg Salad

  • Eva's Emergency Vegetable Salad

  • Feta Cheese Spread

  • Low-Fat Party Spread

  • Mexican Scoop

  • Mushrooms In Wine

  • Quick Bean Dip

  • Smoked Salmon Spread

  • Stuffed Mussels Turkish Style

  • Viki's Turkish Stuffed Peppers

Pasta
  • Corn Fritters

  • Couscous

  • Crab Casserole

  • Dumplings for Soup

  • Feta Cheese Cornmeal Dumplings

  • Lasagna

  • Meat Sauce

  • Pasta With Eggs

  • Potato Croquettes

  • Potato Dumplings

  • Tiny Hungarian Dumplings---Nokkedli

  • Won Ton Pork Filling

Side Dishes
  • Basic Dressing Or Stuffing

  • Browned Farina With Peas

  • Buckwheat Kasha

  • Couscous

  • Duchess Potatoes

  • Orange Walnut Rice

  • Polenta Made Easy

  • Potato Casserole

  • Potato Croquettes

  • Potato Dumplings

  • Potato Paprikas

  • Potato Pie

  • Roasted Potatoes

  • Versatile Yorkshire Pudding

Casseroles
  • Baked Beans

  • Blue Cheese Dressing

  • Crab Casserole

  • Eva's Fish Casserole

  • Lasagna

  • Polenta Made Easy

  • Potato Casserole

  • Spinach Casserole

  • Sweet Potato-Orange Casserole

  • Tetrazzini Style Mushroom Sauce

Poultry
  • Chicken And Dumplings

  • Chicken Cacciatore

  • Chicken In Lemon Vegetable Sauce

  • Chicken Soup

  • Chicken With Peanuts

  • Quick Turkey Stirfry

  • Roast Chicken Marinated In Yoghurt

  • Theresa's Black Chicken Wings

  • Roasting

  • Pot Roast With A Difference

  • Roast Chicken Marinated In Yoghurt

Soups
  • Basic Vegetable Soup

  • Chicken Soup

  • Fresh Bean Soup

  • Hamburger Soup

  • Lentil Soup

  • Minestrone Soup

  • Mushroom Soup

  • Onion Soup

  • Potato Soup

  • Seafood Chowder

  • Tomato Soup

  • Won Ton Soup

Cheese and Eggs
  • Cheese Sauce

  • Deviled Eggs

  • Egg Salad

  • Feta Cheese Spread

  • Low Fat Party Spread

  • Pasta With Eggs

  • Salmon Quiche Without Crust

  • Smoked Salmon Spread

Salads and Dressings
  • Blue Cheese Dressing

  • Corn Salad

  • Dressing For Marinated Salads

  • Eva's Emergency Vegetable Salad

  • Golden Salad Dressing

  • Marinated Potato Salad

  • Mushroom Salad Supreme

  • Mushrooms In Wine

  • Salmon Salad

  • Tabbouli -- Couscous Salad

  • Viki's Turkish Stuffed Peppers

Stews
  • Beef In Red Wine With Grapes

  • Beef Stew

  • Chicken And Dumplings

  • Chicken Cacciatore

  • Chicken In Lemon Vegetable Sauce

  • Chili Con Carne

  • Lamb Stew

  • Mushroom Gulash

  • Pineapple Ham

  • Potato Paprikas

  • Vegetable Stew

Fish and Seafood
  • Baked Fish Fillets

  • Barbecued Trout

  • Clam Sauce

  • Crab Casserole

  • Eva's Fish Casserole

  • Salmon Quiche Without Crust

  • Seafood Chowder

  • Seafood Kabobs

  • Smoked Salmon Spread

  • Stuffed Mussels Turkish Style

Sauces and Dips
  • Blue Cheese Dressing

  • Cheese Sauce

  • Clam Sauce

  • Dill Sauce

  • Golden Salad Dressing

  • Hollandaise Sauce Simplified

  • Marinade For Seafood

  • Meat Sauce

  • Mushrooms In Wine

  • Quick Bean Dip

  • Sloppy Joe's

  • Tetrazzini Style Mushroom Sauce

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Yoghurt Dressing

Vegetables
  • Baked Beans

  • Chicken In Lemon Vegetable Sauce

  • Chili Con Carne

  • Corn Salad

  • Eva's Emergency Vegetable Salad

  • Fresh Bean Soup

  • Glazed Carrots

  • Mushroom Gulash

  • Marinated Roast Vegetables

  • Mediterranean Stirfry

  • Mushroom Salad Supreme

  • Stirfried Cucumber With Peas

  • Stirfried Green Beans

  • Sweet Potato-Orange Casserole

  • Zucchini Pancakes

  • Zucchini-Pepper Ratatouille

Meat
  • Basic Gulash Recipe

  • Beef In Red Wine With Grapes

  • Beef Stew

  • Eva's Meat Loaf

  • Hamburger Soup

  • Lamb Stew

  • Pot Roast With A Difference

  • Sloppy Joe's

Seasonings
  • Brown Coloring, Homemade

  • Pesto

  • Raspberry Vinegar

  • Spiced Vinegar

 

Vegetarian Suggestion

  • Baked Beans

  • Basic Dressing Or Stuffing

  • Basic Vegetable Soup

  • Browned Farina With Peas

  • Buckwheat Kasha

  • Chicken In Lemon Vegetable Sauce

  • Chili Con Carne

  • Corn Fritters

  • Corn Salad

  • Couscous

  • Crab Casserole

  • Duchess Potatoes

  • Eva's Fish Casserole

  • Lentil Soup

  • Marinated Roast Vegetables

  • Mediterranean Stirfry

  • Minestrone Soup

  • Mushroom Gulash

  • Mushroom Soup

  • Onion Soup

  • Orange Walnut Rice

  • Pasta With Eggs

  • Pesto

  • Pineapple Ham

  • Polenta Made Easy

  • Potato Casserole

  • Potato Croquettes

  • Potato Dumplings

  • Potato Paprikas

  • Potato Pie

  • Potato Soup

  • Quick Bean Dip

  • Roasted Potatoes

  • Salmon Quiche Without Crust

  • Spinach Casserole

  • Stirfried Cucumber With Peas

  • Stirfried Green Beans

  • Tetrazzini Style Mushroom Sauce

  • Tiny Hungarian Dumplings---Nokkedli

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Tomato Soup

  • Vegetable Stew

  • Versatile Yorkshire Pudding

  • Viki's Turkish Stuffed Peppers

  • Zucchini Pancakes

  • Zucchini-Pepper Ratatouille

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Awards

  • Eva's Kitchen Confidence was nominated for the Frankfurt eBook Awards!

 

  • Eva's Kitchen Confidence was chosen by Inscriptions Electronic Book Club as their selection for December 1999.




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