This appealing collection of recipes for everyday meals and desserts places a special emphasis on teaching you how to make food that is lushly textured, or, to use of the the most dreaded words in the modern vocabulary, moist.
From a gustatory point of view, Kathy Hunt cannot understand why some people react so strongly to the mention of something that is not dried out. A widely travelled cooking teacher and writer, she happily shares her techniques and recipes for making sure that you're not eating rubbery shrimp, unexpectedly chewy chicken, wizened peas, or dust-dry brownies.
Hunt's resourcefulness extends both to cooking method and ingredient choice and she frequently calls your attention to how you can borrow ideas from her recipes to improve your own. You'll also find many illuminating sidebars on everything from selecting scallops to getting that extra bit of loft in your sponge cake.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.