The Professional Chef is among the best-selling titles in Wiley's cooking program and represents the cornerstone book in our publishing partnership. We have completely re-organized this book to reflect the way that people cook in the kitchen today with the best of foods and flavors from around the world. The book reviews ingredients, equipment, and skills of the professional chef. It then explores the techniques for the full range of food items: vegetables, potatoes, grains, legumes, pasta, meats, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs, fruits, soups, sauces, quick breads and cakes, yeast breads, and more. The new edition features information on global cuisines, an all-new chapter on Plated Desserts, and information on topics of growing importance such as sous cooking, seasonality, and sustainability. The new edition features a new user-friendly design and structure, guiding readers through the basic principles behind each technique at a glance, and then providing more in-depth information along with step-by-step photography. Complete with hundreds of recipes and four-color photographs throughout, this is the essential reference for any aspiring chef, culinary student, or cooking enthusiast.