Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here 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. 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. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.

Title:Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780375413407
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    Mastering the Art of French Cooking Reviews

  • Sheila

    My husband watched the movie Julie & Julia on television, and asked me why I didn't have these cookbooks. Since I didn't have a good answer for him I went out and bought them, the boxed set of both Vo...

  • Freda Mans-Labianca

    How can you judge a book like this one, one who is so critically acclaimed?! You really don't. You just judge what your personal experience was.My experience was easier than I thought. I woke this mor...

  • Amanda Nuchols

    My husband bought me this book for Valentine's Day because we had recently watched "Julie and Julia" and I had mentioned how I couldn't believe that after all these years of cooking, I hadn't yet acqu...

  • Davek

    STILL ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS EVER!Why?• Best: best recipe-writing ever! Most cookbooks put the ingredients list on top and the method (the steps) below. But Julia puts them side by side: each ste...

  • Susan Branch

    This is how I learned to cook, by going through this masterpiece of a book page by page, hunting for the ingredients and making Julia's delicious recipes. Her book was my foundation for the art of coo...

  • Ted

    This classic cookbook has been a mainstay for my wife and I for over forty almost fifty years now. Our copy has clear tape holding the hard covers together, and a loose page (315) indicates the recipe...

  • Aaron

    Indispensable. Sits quite happily on my kitchen countertop, and is referenced often. If you have any interesting in cooking, MTAOFC is a must. Not even so much for the recipes- of course, for the reci...

  • ? Ibrahim ?

    It's a good book. I was so curious about French way of cooking because of how people rave about it and all that. Well, their cooking is not healthy at all as they use a lot of butter. It is just their...

  • Amanda

    I have wanted a copy of this book for the last decade or so, ever since I had to start cooking for myself. Part of it is the way I perceive French cooking--fresh, fancy, and impressive--and part of it...

  • MaryBeth

    I have had this cookbook on my to try list for some time, but always seemed a bit intimidated by it. However, I read my Life in France by the author, and realized it was a how to book (though some rec...