Beef Up Your Kitchen Skills With Culinary Institute Books

For anyone who has had a college class in the last decade, ordering textbooks online has almost become a way of life. There's always a good deal floating around somewhere and always people looking to make a few bucks back. What does this have to do with the kitchen you ask? Instead of adding extra cookbooks to your collection, try adding a culinary institute textbook!

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For those looking to have a tangible, instructional explanation of culinary skills, look no further than textbooks from culinary institutes around the country. We've found several on eBay and Amazon (along with a large handful of other sources when you Google).

Although we try our best here at The Kitchn to bring you many of the same techniques, phrases, recipes and ideas, there's still something satisfying about curling up with a book and flipping through page by page discovering what's next.

We recently had a chance to flip through the book pictured above and will be adding it to our collection in the very near future. Even though most of the information wasn't new to us, it will be a great addition for children to learn by and be a great resource for clear, concise directions backed up by photographs. Learn to butcher, bake and make fabulous dinner... all on the cheap!

• Related: What Is the Best Way To: Learn How To Cook?

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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