Today's book is a book about cooking which also includes some recipes – many of which have pictorial illustrations of the techniques. The book is called Ruhlman's Twenty. The author, Michael Ruhlman has written a number of books. He also co-authored some famous cookbooks such as The French Laundry Cookbook. He has been a judge on Iron Chef America.
The book is divided into 20 chapters – hence the title – which he calls the basic techniques of cooking – and most of them have some recipes that utilise the technique. I found most chapters not only interesting but the source of little tips to improve your cooking that I wouldn't have thought of.
The chapters include: