UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION is your introductory guide to learning about foods, food preparation, food service, and food science. Integrating these key topics with relevant information about nutrition and the food industry, the Fifth Edition gives you a thorough overview of the different dimensions of food principles--and insight into the variety of career options available in the food industry. Numerous photographs and illustrations help you understand and apply what you read.
Save money, look for an older edition
By Kait on Dec 02, 2014
I have compared this edition side by side with the 4th edition, and the only update my classmates and I found is the addition of "monk fruit" under alternative sweeteners. Otherwise the paragraphs and charts/graphs are verbatim, with some minimal rearranging. As of now, you can rent the older edition for less than half, so save some money and consider an older edition. Overall, the book is nothing exciting. All black and white photographs except for a few pages in the centerfold. The text itself is boring and repetitive, but it was required for my course.