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On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Sarah R. Labensky, Priscilla A. Martel, Alan M. Hause

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 12, 2010

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For Introductory Cooking, Cooking Skills or "Food Prep" courses in Culinary Arts, Food and Nutrition and Hospitality Management departments. 


For more than 15 years, On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals has provided Culinary Arts instruction to thousands of aspiring Chefs and guided students toward a successful career in the Culinary Arts with our “time tested” approach intended to teach both the principles and practices of the culinary arts by building a strong foundation based in sound fundamental techniques. 



The Labensky team pioneered the first recipe testing program.  To date, well over 100 Chef Instructor’s have participated in the Pearson Recipe Testing program.  We are actively seeking qualified Chef Instructors to test recipes for upcoming projects.  If you would like more information regarding the program, or would like to sign up to be part of the Pearson Test Kitchen, please visit




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MyCulinaryLab™, our powerful new technology solution, supplements this edition.  MyCulinaryLab™ enables students to study and master content online — in their own time, and at their own pace.  Performance is based on summative and formative (study plans, homework, extra practice, pre- and post-tests, etc) assessment in the form of rich media and a personalized study plans tied to specific learning outcomes.





MyCulinaryLab, powered by Pearson’s own Pegasus platform, is an online assessment and learning system for Culinary Arts instructors and students.  With advanced pedagogical features such as personalized study and teaching plans, book-specific learning outcomes and objectives, and standards management, MyCulinaryLab allows for a truly unique, beneficial, and integrated learning experience with the textbook.




MyCulinaryLab enables students to review their culinary skills and knowledge online, on their own time, and at their own pace.  Students can easily track and evaluate their progress during and after the learning process.  Performance is based on summative and formative assessment in the form of study plans, homework, extra practice, pre- and post-tests, etc.  



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Table of Contents


Chapter 1          Professionalism

Chapter 2          Food Safety and Sanitation

Chapter 3          Menus and Recipes


Chapter 4          Tools and Equipment

Chapter 5          Knife Skills

Chapter 6          Flavors + Flavorings

Chapter 7          Dairy Products

Chapter 8          Mise en Place

Part 3   COOKING

Chapter 9          Principles of Cooking

Chapter 10        Stocks and Sauces

Chapter 11        Soups

Chapter 12        Principles of Meat Cookery

Chapter 13        Beef

Chapter 14        Veal

Chapter 15        Lamb

Chapter 16        Pork

Chapter 17        Poultry

Chapter 18        Game

Chapter 19        Fish + Shellfish

Chapter 20        Eggs + Breakfast

Chapter 21        Vegetables

Chapter 22        Potatoes, Grains and Pasta

Chapter 23        Healthy Cooking


Chapter 24        Salads and Salad Dressings

Chapter 25        Fruits

Chapter 26        Sandwiches

Chapter 27        Charcuterie

Chapter 28        Hors d’Oeuvre and Canapés

Part 5   BAKING

Chapter 29        Principles of the Bakeshop

Chapter 30        Quick Breads

Chapter 31        Yeast Breads

Chapter 32        Pies, Pastries and Cookies

Chapter 33        Cakes and Frostings

Chapter 34        Custards, Creams, Frozen Desserts + Sauces


Chapter 35        Plate Presentation

Chapter 36        Buffet Presentation

AP 1     Professional Organizations

AP 2     Measurement and Conversion Charts

AP 3     Fresh Produce Availability Chart

AP 4     Bibliography and Recommended Reading




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On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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