Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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For over fifty years, this New York Times bestseller has been the definitive cookbook on French cuisine for American readers. It deserves a place of honor in every kitchen.

Featuring 524 delicious recipes and over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking offers something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine.

Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes--from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Throughout, 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.

"Julia has slowly but surely altered our way of thinking about food. She has taken the fear out of the term 'haute cuisine.' She has increased gastronomic awareness a thousandfold by stressing the importance of good foundation and technique, and she has elevated our consciousness to the refined pleasures of dining." --Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2001-
Edition: Updated, Fortieth anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780375413407
0375413405
Characteristics: v. : ill. ; 27 cm.

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vita2748
Jun 20, 2016

A classic and very fun to cook through - you learn all kinds of things to make that you didn't even know were edible.

sergeychursin Apr 13, 2016

The book is excellent! I especially liked short intros to different food types.

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SeattleSueLibrary
May 13, 2015

Simply for the explanations of terms and techniques, I have acquired a nice used copy so I can make notes in it. I am not sure what I will create but it will be well sauced.

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