Understanding Food: Principles and Preparation


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UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION thoroughly explores the science of food through core material on food selection and evaluation, food safety and food chemistry. It is ideal for an undergraduate course that covers the basic elements of food preparation, food service and food science. Contemporary and comprehensive, the sixth edition of this best-selling text discusses classification, composition, selection, purchasing and storage for a range of traditional food items, and it explores various aspects of food service, including food preparation, meal planning, equipment, food preservation and government regulations. Updated to reflect the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION, 6th Edition, is now available with MindTap Nutrition, a digital teaching and learning platform that powers students from memorization to mastery.