The price of food is rising in a drastic way. In the 1970s, shoppers paid around 98 cents for a pound of ground beef and 59 cents for a dozen eggs. Today, consumers pay around $3.69 a pound for ground beef and around $1.40 for a dozen eggs. The simple truth is a dollar doesn t go as far as it used to because of inflation and the rising cost of transporting food. One of the best ways to combat the increasing price of groceries is to start buying in bulk and cooking food in large batches you can store in the freezer for later meals. Besides saving money, cooking in bulk also saves time; you won t need to figure out what to cook every night with delicious, pre-made meals waiting in your freezer.
To make bulk cooking truly cost effective and time saving, you need to know the right recipes and tips. Learn everything you need to know with help from 101 Recipes for Preparing Food in Bulk: Everything You Need to Know About Preparing, Storing, and Consuming . This book will guide you through every aspect of cooking in bulk to make it as manageable as cooking regular-sized meals. All basic details are covered, including the essential appliances and utensils you need in your kitchen, how to take inventory of the supplies and foods you already have, and tips so you know where and how to do your grocery shopping. In addition, you will learn everything you need to know on cooking day from deciding whether you should cook solo or with a partner, to how to prepare, cook, cool, and properly store your meals. Once you are ready to eat your frozen meal, this book tells you how to thaw and reheat each recipe and how to detect if food has gone bad.
More than 100 recipes are provided to help you cook delicious meals including:
Every recipe includes an ingredient list and specific instructions that take you through the entire bulk cooking process, along with tips to make healthier or vegetarian versions of the dishes. Additionally, The companion CD-ROM contains a database of over 1600 recipes.
We interviewed dozens of experts from the food service industry, as well as experienced individuals who bulk cook at home. Their insight into the nature of bulk food preparation, storage methods, and professional tips and tricks will help you keep your food fresh as long as possible. For anyone who has ever considered creating and storing their own bulk foods, 101 Recipes for Preparing Food in Bulk will give you everything you need to know to get started.