"Eat healthfully and live longer. Its good advice. Americans have taken this information to heart, changing their lifestyles to include more exercise and a better diet as part of the new interest in wellness. But as lifestyles change and people eat more healthfully the professional chef and home cook are faced with an even greater challenge: how to create dramatic, flavorful dishes while limiting the ingredients that taste so good, but that aren't good for us." "The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking is an exciting compendium of nearly 300 easy-to-follow recipes that demonstrate that good nutrition is the product of good food, carefully selected and properly prepared. Using techniques perfected by the chefs of The Culinary Institute of America, which Time Magazine called "the nations most influential training school for cooks," The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking shows you how you can make nutrition a natural part of your cooking each and every day." "Beautifully illustrated with 200 full-color photographs, The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking features recipes with nutrient analyses for such classic and contemporary dishes as Pan-Roasted Tomato Bisque, Grilled Salmon with Southwestern Bean Stew and Jicama Salad, Paella, Tenderloin of Beef with a Blue Cheese and Herb Crust, Honey Vanilla Cheesecake, and many more. From sauces to soups to pastas entrees, and desserts, The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking shows you step-by-step how to make delicious dishes an important part of better eating." "The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking introduces the seven basic guidelines for improving the nutritional content of meals, with information on how to boost foods' vitamin, mineral, and fiber content while limiting calories, fat, salt, and sodium. Cooking techniques are thoroughly explained, and emphasize how best to enhance and retain the nutritional content of ingredients without adding calories. The easy-to-read recipes demonstrate proper cooking techniques that bring out foods' better side, such as how to substitute vegetable juices and herbs for heavy creams, how to select and prepare leaner cuts of beef poultry and fish, along with recipes for "good start" breakfasts and non-alcoholic beverages. More than just a cookbook, The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking develops skills from market to menu that will help create wholesome, healthwise cuisine." "Like The Culinary Institute of America's best-selling book, The New Professional Chef, The Professional Chef's Techniques of Healthy Cooking is destined to become a classic reference chronicling todays modern cuisine." "Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is dedicated to providing the finest culinary arts education to those individuals pursing career's in the culinary field. Aspiring chefs are taught to master the fundamentals of cooking and learn the importance of creative teamwork as they progress through an education program that challenges their creative skills within a practical, comprehensive learning experience."--Jacket.