"This book isn't meant to be a sequential cooking course, so dip into it wherever and however you like. Try one of the simple essentials that will make your everyday life easier and more enjoyable, like simmering a great tomato sauce or making a pan sauce for cutlets. Or invite some friends over to share in the success of a kitchen project you've always wanted to tackle, like achieving genuine Texas-style barbecue in a regular kettle grill or baking a New York deli-style cheesecake. We hope you think of 100 Techniques as your guidebook to a lifetime of cooking success."-- Provided by publisher.