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For courses in introductory foods, nutrition and dietetics, family and consumer education, and culinary arts management.

A market-­leading introduction to all things food
Introductory Foods is an engaging practical survey of food science and our food supply for use in professional careers and in preparation for the Registration Exam for Dietitians (RD and RDN). Its scientific approach to examining the ingredients and techniques of food service makes it a well-rounded resource for food preparation labs. Enlivened with vibrant colors and photographs, the revised 15th edition dives deeper into food science and adds greater relevance for students through coverage of topics such as farm-to-table, commercial and processed foods, and vegan food products.

Table of contents

1. Factors Influencing Food Choices
2. Food Safety
3. Food Regulations and Standards
4. Equipment and Recipe Basics
5. Heat Transfer in Cooking
6. Seasonings, Flavorings, and Food Additives
7. Food Composition
8. Fats, Frying, and Emulsions
9. Sweeteners and Sugar Cookery
10. Frozen Desserts
11. Starch
12. Cereal Grains, Noodles, and Pasta
13. Flour Mixtures: Batters and Doughs
14. Quick Breads
15. Yeast Breads
16. Cakes, Cookies, and Crackers
17. Pies and Pastry
18. Vegetables and Vegetable Preparation
19. Alternative Proteins
20. Fruits and Fruit Preparation
21. Salads, Gelatin Salads, and Table Olives
22. Milk, Cheese, and Other Milk Products
23. Eggs and Egg Cookery
24. Meat and Meat Cookery
25. Poultry
26. Seafood
27. Beverages
28. Food Packaging and Preservation

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