Author: Loretta D. Doty
ISBN 978-1-60264-083-2 (softcover)
The Ultimate Kitchen Consultant "The Ultimate Kitchen Consultant" is the result of over 30 years of experience in cooking and entertaining, and is intended to educate, inform, and inspire potential cooks. There are 13 divisions covering kitchen organization, cooking, and entertaining.
Building Blocks, Equipment, and Appliances inventory kitchen items. Table Settings covers casual and formal settings, tips on entertaining, and table etiquette.
Herbs and Spices explain the uses of each seasoning and its health benefits. Wine Connoisseur catalogs the names and varieties of wines, and advice for cooking and serving them. Equivalents & Substitutions encompasses oven temperatures, dry and liquid measures, conversions, and ingredient substitutions.
Meal Planner lists the amount of food needed for a specific number of servings, which is especially useful for planning dinner parties. Food Storage & Safety covers food storage, handling, and preparation from the market to the table. Grocery List is a list of items that are necessary to a well-run household, including plant and pet supplies.
The greatest benefit of "The Ultimate Kitchen Consultant" is the Vocabulary, which contains approximately 1700 words and phrases that are used in cooking and entertaining. Medical Terms explains the terms used in the Herbs and Spices divisions under health benefits.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Loretta D. Doty is a 50-year-old mother of four beautiful daughters, grandmother to ten terrific grandchildren, and the daughter of an amazing mom who is 93 years old! She has been married to the same wonderful man for over 30 years and during that time, has gained extensive knowledge in cooking and entertaining.
Her education in the culinary arts and entertaining came from many sources over the years, including the knowledge that was passed down through the generations, consulting with friends and relatives, extensive reading, and taking notes as the information came along.
Being a people person, she enjoys entertaining guests and has hosted many parties, events, and outdoor gatherings. Her personal favorites are holiday celebrations, intimate dinners with her family and a few close friends, and outdoor gatherings.
Loretta cherishes her time in the kitchen. Some of her fondest recollections are of her husband and children cooking beside her in their small but efficient kitchen. Together they created lasting memories and bonded as a family.
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