Mastering the Art of French Cooking Cookbook V1: Julia Child

One of the most classic and best French cookbooks of all time, Julia Child Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook Volume 1 brings top chef Child's finest recipes to cooks via this vintage favorite. 

Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 716 pages 

Copyright: 1979 

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf 

Author: Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck 

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Description: The only cookbook that explains how to create authentic French dishes in American kitchens with American foods. 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. Mastering the Art of French Cooking: 

  • 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.
  • 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 which form the backbone of French cookery and which lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations, bound to increase anyone's culinary repertoire.
  • Adapts classical techniques, wherever possible, to modern American conveniences.
  • Shows Americans how to buy products from any supermarket in the U.S.A. which reproduce the exact taste and texture of the French ingredients: equivalent meat cuts, for example; the right beans for a cassoulet; or the appropriate fish and sea food for a bouillabaisse.

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 the 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 appitit! 


Condition: Good condition. No jacket. 

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