In Chef's Secrets, more than 80 renowned chefs share the tricks, timesaving techniques, and wisdom they've learned through years of experience. The Food Network's Sara Moulton shows how to keep dredging neat and simple; pastry chef Fran ois Payard shows how piping chocolate can make fabulous-looking desserts; Norman Van Aken offers step-by-step instructions for making an intensely flavored pan sauce; and much, much more. Each technique is described in the chef's own words, along with a short, revealing interview and a detailed profile of the chef's accomplishments. With tips ranging from the basics (how to peel ginger with a teaspoon) to the extreme (how to filet an eel), Chef's Secrets will appeal to beginners as well as established foodies. It's the perfect addition to any food lover's bookshelf!