James Beard's American Cookery

With over 1,500 recipes in all, James Beard's American Cookery captures the spirit of Beard's cooking with his top recipes. This cookbook is a comprehensive resource for American cuisine ... and couldn't have been published by a finer, more respective chef. 

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Format: Softcover, 877 pages. 

Copyright: 1972 

Publisher: Little Brown and Company 

Author: James Beard 

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Description: One of the greatest authorities on food in America, James Beard, puts practically everything he has learned about cooking, including more than fifteen hundred of his favorite and most successful recipes (not counting additional hundreds of variations), into this one magnificent volume, James Beard's American Cookery. Here are his best recipes -- a cornucopia of regional and national favorites -- as well as his advice on dozens of cooking questions from choosing meats and vegetables to preserving fruit and making real cheeseburgers. 

But there is even more to James Beard's American Cookery than superb recipes. This classic cookbook is also an epicurean journal that with delightful prose digs deep into the history of America to trace the origins and Americanization of our cooking. It is both a practical cookbook and a nostalgic excursion into America's culinary past -- as the author puts it, "a record of good eating in this country with some of its lore." 

Embellished with 144 charming illustrations, James Beard's American Cookery is a marvelous celebration of the very best of cooking in the American style. A standard reference in kitchens throughout the land, it is a book for all tastes, all levels of cooking skill, all budgets, all types of entertaining -- and all seasons. 

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Condition: Good condition. Cover paper at spine has small spot of worn paper. 

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