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Title:
Betty Crocker's best chicken cookbook.
Author:
Crocker, Betty.
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Uniform Title:
Best chicken cookbook
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan, 1999.
Physical Description:
304 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780028631554
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Roasted to a turn, fried to a crisp, tucked into soups, stews and stir-fries or a savory pot pie, curried, creamed, stuffed or barbecued -- here is chicken for every pot! Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook is packed with over 110 recipes so chicken will never become routine, including recipes for soul-satisfying soups and stews; filling salads and sandwiches; snappy stir-fries and skillet meals; as well as moist and tender baked and roasted chicken. Betty knows what consumers want, so there's an entire chapter of Super Express recipes for meals that can be made in 30 minutes or less to make mealtime a snap. Every recipe has fresh ideas for fabulous flavor variations, low-fat alternatives, easy dress-up suggestions, or cutting down your cooking time. This book is also jam-packed with beautiful photos throughout to tempt your tastebuds every step of the way, and includes a wide range of helpful information, from poultry shopping tips to foolproof carving guides for chicken and turkey. Learn how to cut up a whole chicken, step-by-step instructions for deboning and flattening breasts, the best ways to poach and microwave chicken, and an indispensable grilling chart. Check out the all-new section with handy advice on how to keep your chicken moist, plus the most up-to-date information concerning safety issues related to poultry.


Author Notes

Betty Crocker, 1921 In 1921, Betty Crocker was created because of a contest that was part of a promotion for Gold Medal Flour. The company needed a name to sign to the letter, accompanying the prize of flour sack pincushions, sent to the thousands of customers that successfully completed a puzzle. They chose the family name of an early director of the Company, William G. Crocker, and the name Betty for its warm and approachable feel. The signature was voted the most distinctive of several submitted by female employees. The pincushion promotion set off a flood of inquiries for reliable and creative cooking advice.

In 1924, Betty Crocker was on a local Minneapolis radio program called "Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air." The response to the show was positive and it joined the NBC network lineup in 1927. Over the next quarter century, The Cooking School "graduated" more than one million listeners. During the Great Depression, Betty Crocker found ways to help families maintain an adequate diet with low wages and relief foods. In the 1930's and 1940's, Betty Crocker published the meal-planning booklet "Meal Planning on a Limited Budget" and used the booklets and the radio to provide helpful hints to homemakers to make the most of war rationed foods.

In 1945, Betty Crocker was pronounced the "First Lady of Food," in a survey of best-known women in America, following First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1947, the Betty Crocker Ginger Cake mix was introduced and the name was transformed into a brand name distinguishing a nationally distributed family of products. The growing line of baking mix was an instant hit. In the 1950's, the red spoon logo appeared on the cake mixes and became one of the most recognized brand logos in the world and is a symbol of quality, convenience and reliability. It was also during this time that Betty Crocker moved on to television, hosting her own programs and appearing on many others.

During the 1950's, families were growing and needed new recipes to prepare in their suburban kitchens. Of course, Betty Crocker met that need with the first cookbook, which was followed over the years with over 200 cookbook titles and countless small format recipe magazines. The Betty Crocker Cookbook has reached an 8th edition and has sold over 27 million copies, which makes it the all time best selling cookbook in the world.

There are eight Betty Crocker kitchens, which represent different parts of the American cultural tradition: the Arizona desert, California, Cape Cod, Chinatown, Hawaiian, Pennsylvania Dutch and Williamsburg. Professional home economists work in the Betty Crocker Kitchens to develop and test recipes, work with new products, and develop time saving techniques that help families cook and bake smarter. There are three camera kitchens that are used to create beautiful food photography for use in the cookbooks, magazines and recipe cards.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

All about Chickenp. 7
1 Super Express. . . 30 Minutes or Lessp. 26
2 Stir-Fries and Skillet Mealsp. 70
3 Baked and Roasted Chickenp. 116
4 Great Chicken Classicsp. 148
5 Fire up the Grillp. 174
6 Salads, Sandwiches and Pizzap. 220
7 Soups, Chilies and Chowdersp. 266
Nutrition and Cooking Informationp. 294
Metric Conversion Chartp. 296
Indexp. 297