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Culinary math
Blocker, Linda.
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New York : Wiley, [2002]

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x, 177 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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TX652 .B5844 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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' Reviews addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, with real-life applications. ? Outlines basic conversion instructions, which allows the student or professional chef to tailor recipes to his/her operations' needs. ? Specifies costing, which allows the student or professional chef to create a menu that is fully functional and meets the financial objectives of the operation. ? Spotlights (on chefs) will help the reader find useful applications for math principles.

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LINDA BLOCKER and JULIA HILL are instructors at The Culinary Institute of America. Founded in 1946, the Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Courses for foodservice professionals are offered at the college's main campus in Hyde Park, New York, and at its additional campus for continuing education, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Chapter 1 Math Basicsp. 1
Chapter 2 Units of Measure: Volumes and Weights in the U.S. Kitchenp. 19
Chapter 3 Basic Conversion of Units of Measure within Volume or Weightp. 31
Chapter 4 Converting to and from Mixed Measures within Weight or Volumep. 37
Chapter 5 Advanced Conversions with Units of Measure between Weight and Volumep. 43
Chapter 6 Yield Percentagep. 53
Chapter 7 Finding Costp. 67
Chapter 8 Edible Portion Costp. 77
Chapter 9 Recipe Costingp. 89
Chapter 10 Applying Yield Percentage in the Kitchenp. 103
Chapter 11 Special Topicsp. 111
Chapter 12 Recipe Size Conversionp. 119
Chapter 13 Kitchen Ratiosp. 135
Chapter 14 Metric Measuresp. 147
Chapter 15 Reviewp. 157
Appendix Proper Measuring Techniquesp. 163
Answer Sectionp. 166
Indexp. 174