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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

[Vol. 1]
Child, Julia (Book - 2009)
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking
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Random House, Inc.
This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes.

“Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right instruction.” And here is the book that, for more than forty years, has been teaching Americans how.
Mastering the Art of French Cooking is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food and long to reproduce at home the savory delights of the classic cuisine, from the historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. This beautiful book, with more than 100 instructive illustrations, is revolutionary in its approach because:

• it leads the cook infallibly from the buying and handling of raw ingredients, through each essential step of a recipe, to the final creation of a delicate confection;

• it breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of recipes; the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire;

• it adapts classical techniques, wherever possible, to modern American conveniences;

• it shows Americans how to buy products, from any supermarket in the United States, that reproduce the exact taste and texture of the French ingredients, for example, equivalent meat cuts, the right beans for a cassoulet, or the appropriate fish and seafood for a bouillabaisse;

• it offers suggestions for just the right accompaniment to each dish, including proper wines.

Since there has never been a book as instructive and as workable as Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the techniques learned here can be applied to recipes in all other French cookbooks, making them infinitely more usable. In compiling the secrets of famous cordons bleus, the authors have produced a magnificent volume that is sure to find the place of honor in every kitchen in America.

Bon appétit!


Baker & Taylor
Explains for the novice American cook the special ingredients and cooking techniques involved in preparing the wide variety of French dishes featured.

Baker
& Taylor

The first volume of this fortieth anniversery edition of a classic cookbook updates this accessible guide to French cuisine by continuing to introduce the subtleties of French cooking to the American reader. 40,000 first printing.

Authors: Child, Julia
Statement of Responsibility: by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck ; illustrations by Sidonie Coryn
Title: Mastering the art of French cooking
[Vol. 1]
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2009
Edition: 40th anniversary hardcover ed
Characteristics: xxxi, 684, xxxii p. :: ill. ; 27 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Reprint. Originally published: 2001
Subject Headings: Cooking, French
Topical Term: Cooking, French
Additional Contributors: Bertholle, Louisette
Beck, Simone 1904-1991
LCCN: 2009288212
ISBN: 9780375413407
0375413405
Branch Call Number: 641.5944 C
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Sep 26, 2011
  • re_discover rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A great classic, but missing photos; needs better formatting.

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