The most comprehensive quantity food production resource on the market.
Comprehensive and easy to follow, Food for Fifty provides students and food production professionals with a broad variety of tested quantity recipes, along with valuable tables, charts, and ready-to-use guidelines for preparing and serving quality food in quantity. Author Mary Molt presents the material in an easy-to-use format complete with recipe development information; menu planning guidelines; food safety guidelines; and food product, purchasing, and storage information.
First published in 1937, Food for Fifty has been referred to as the bible for quantity food production and recognized as the most comprehensive quantity food production on the market. Designed to function as an invaluable recipe book, a tool for classroom teaching and learning, and a food production resource for commercial kitchens, the book is written with the goal that ideas from culinary publications and the newest recipe books can be produced successfully in quantity by adapting the recipes found in the Food for Fifty.
The new edition features approximately 70 new recipes and variations; a full, 4-color design with color photos; updated information related to USDA.gov requirements for K-12 menu development; updated charts and tables; an expanded menu planning section, and more.
Table of contents
PART I: SERVING FOOD IN QUANTITY
1. Introduction to Quantity Foodservice
2. Recipe Development, Construction, and Adjustment
3. Planning Menus and Planning Special Meals and Receptions
PART II: FOOD PRODUCTION TABLES
4. Food Production Tables
PART III: FOODS AND FOOD PRODUCTION
5. Food Product Information and Food Service
6. Quantity Food Production Fundamentals and Evaluating Food Quality
7. Food Safety
PART IV: RECIPES
8. Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres
12. Eggs and Cheese
13. Fish and Shellfish
16. Pasta, Rice, Cereals, and Foods with Grains, Beans, and Tofu
17. Salads and Salad Dressings
19. Sauces, Marinades, Rubs, and Seasonings
APPENDIX A: Suggested Menu Items and Garnishes
APPENDIX B: Glossary of Menu and Cooking Terms
APPENDIX C: Resources with Ideas for Naming, Plating, and Garnishing Food
APPENDIX D: Common Pricing Methods
APPENDIX E: Basic Formulas for Calculating Yields and for Purchasing Food
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