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From Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques, 100 Recipes, A Cook's Manifesto by Michael Ruhlman (Chronicle Books LLC, 2011). Copyright © 2011 by Michael Ruhlman. Photographs copyright © 2011 by Donna Turner Ruhlman. All rights reserved. Used with permission of the publisher.
Michael Ruhlman is an author, writer and food blogger. His books include Ruhlman's Twenty, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen and The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America, as well as several cookbook collaborations and non-fiction books.