Title: The Complete Convection Oven Cookbook: 75 Essential Recipes and Easy Cooking Techniques for Any Convection Oven
Author: Robin Donovan
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Date of Publication: 26 December 2017
Be it built in or counter top, ovens these days come with a convection function but most people fail to use it as they do not know how to go about it. The Complete Convection Oven Cookbook book begins with an introduction to the inner workings of this modern and useful function called convection. So what exactly is convection?
Unlike conventional gas or electric ovens, convection cooking uses a fan to circulate air and heat throughout the over and around the food. This technology allows food to be cooked faster, more evenly and at a low temperature saving power and time. For meats, pastries and many vegetables convection cooking is the best method provided one knows how to use it properly. The right temperature and time of cooking is of utmost importance to get the desired results. The book explains the whys and hows of convection cooking and to get the most out of it in a simplified, concise and easy to read manner.
Titled ‘Know Your Oven’, the first chapter details the technicalities of a convection oven explaining the genius that has gone behind crafting it. This small lesson in science is important to understand the full features of the oven. The proper and equal transference of heat across the entire length and breadth of the food leads to better cooking automatically. In ten crisp points Donovan jots down the many reasons to love a convection oven and adapt a convection cooking process that the conventional oven fails to provide. Most familiar brands like Whirlpool, Samsung, LG, Frigidaire, or other high end brands like Wolf and Miele provide convection functions in their ovens. In short paragraphs Donovan goes on to briefly detail about the counter top convection ovens, convection toaster ovens, convection microwave ovens, halogen/infrared ovens. Top ideal convection cooking methods include roasting, baking, toasting and oven-frying.
Though full of vital tips and tricks for new users, Robin Donovan’s compilation is essentially a cookbook that provides a cooking chart with cooking time, weight, oven function and convection temperature for various meat and fish products and a separate list for vegetables. A few tips on adapting the usual recipes or cooking whole dishes for a convection oven is highly useful. The best part about this guide is the 75 recipes that it comes with about various dishes that can be easily cooked in convection for breakfast and brunch, as appetizers, snacks; with or without vegatables, seafood, poultry, beef, lamb, pork; home made breads, cakes, cookies and desserts. The book is of moderate length and written in an easy language. The practical tips make the book really handy. From the author of best selling Campfire Cuisine, The Deceptively Easy Dessert Cookbook, and Dutch Oven Obsession comes this yet another exciting collection of sumptuous recipes to line up your dining table. All the recipes are indexed at the end of the book for easy access and more of Donovan’s work can be seen at her blog www.twolazygourmets.com
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