Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook,

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Master the art of French cooking with the 50th Anniversary Edition of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I” cookbook. This classic **cookbook** is a must-have for **French cooking** enthusiasts, featuring timeless **recipes** and techniques. Learn from the culinary experts and elevate your cooking skills with this renowned **French cuisine** guide. Order your copy now and embark on a delicious culinary journey with Julia Child!

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook
**Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook** is a timeless culinary masterpiece that has captivated home cooks and food enthusiasts for decades. This celebrated cookbook, authored by the legendary Julia Child, is a must-have for anyone looking to elevate their cooking skills with authentic French recipes.
**Discover** the secrets of French cuisine with over 500 classic recipes, beautifully presented in this special 50th Anniversary Edition. From delicate soups and stews to decadent desserts, this comprehensive cookbook covers it all. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned chef, this book offers step-by-step instructions and expert tips to help you **master** the art of French cooking.
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**Indulge** in the essence of French gastronomy and bring the flavors of France into your kitchen with this definitive cookbook. Whether you’re planning a special dinner party or simply looking to expand your culinary repertoire, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, is your ultimate guide to creating authentic French dishes that will **delight** your taste buds and impress your guests. Order your copy today and embark on a culinary journey like no other!

Additional information

Format

Hardcover

Language

English

ISBN

B0073TUV4G

ISBN13

9780375413407

Release Date

October 2001

Publisher

Knopf Publishing Group

Length

752 Pages

Weight

3.35 lbs.

Dimensions

1.7" x 7.2" x 10.1"

3 reviews for Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook,

  1. Thriftbooks.com User

    Rarely are we able to say with certainty that a book is at the top of its subject in regard and quality. This book, `Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck is certainly in that most unique position among cookbooks written in English and published in the United States.With Julia Child’s celebrity arising from her long series of TV cooking shows on PBS, it may be easy to forget how Ms. Child rose to a position with the authority that gave her the cachet to do these shows in the first place. This book is the foundation of that cachet and the basis of Ms. Child’s influence with an entire generation of amateur and professional chefs.It may also be easy to forget that this book has three authors and not just one. The three began as instructors in a school of French cooking, `Les Ecole des Trois Gourmandes’ operating in Paris in the 1950’s. And, it was from their experience with this school that led them to write this book. To be fair, Julia Child originated a majority of the culinary content and contributed almost all of the grunt work with her editors and publisher to get the book published.The influence of this book cannot be underestimated. It has been written that the style of recipe writing even influenced James Beard, the leading American culinary authority at the time, to change his style of writing in a major cookbook on which he was working when `…French Cooking’ was published. Many major American celebrity experts in culinary matters have cited Child and this book as a major influence. Not the least of these is Martha Stewart and Ina Garten. It is interesting that these first to come to mind are not professional chefs, but caterers and teachers of the household cook. Child was not necessarily teaching `haute cuisine’, she was teaching what has been named `la cuisine Bourgeoise’ or the cooking of the housewife and, to some extent, the cooking of the bistro and brasserie, not the one or two or three star restaurant.The table of contents follows a very familiar and very comfortable outline, with major chapters covering Soups, Sauces, Eggs, Entrees and Luncheon Dishes, Fish, Poultry, Meat, Vegetables, Cold Buffet, and Deserts and Cakes. The table of contents does not itemize every recipe, but it does break topics down so that one can come very close to a type of preparation you wish from the table of contents. One of the very attractive schemas used to organize recipes in this book is to take a general topic such as Roast Chicken and give not one, but many different variations on this basic method. Under Roast Chicken, for example, you see Spit-roasted Chicken, Roast Chicken Basted with Cream, Roast Chicken Steeped with Port Wine, Roast Squab Chickens with Chicken Liver Canapes, Casserole-roasted Chicken with Tarragon and Casserole-roasted Chicken with Bacon. Thus, the book is not only a tutorial of techniques, it is also a work of taxonomy, giving one a picture of the whole range of variations

  2. Thriftbooks.com User

    I have always enjoyed cooking, but had never read this book. I thought that traditional French cooking would be difficult to master, high in fat and unnecessarily time-consuming. Also — I’m an Italian-American — I thought that Hazan was the last word in cooking. Boy, was I wrong. A few months ago, my teenage son returned from his first trip abroad raving about the meals that he’d had in Paris. I knew from experience how great those meals could be and, to please him and provide my family with a new dinner experience, I bought “Mastering” and tried a few recipes. I am now totally hooked. Julia’s recipes are clear, well-organized and easy to follow. The book is exquisitely — and logically — organized, with each section beginning with a master recipe and continuing through several variations on that theme. This method of organization teaches the structure as well as the ingredients of each recipe, thus encouraging further experimentation by the reader. In other words, by following the recipes, you learn to cook. (Having recently read “My Life In France,” I now know that this was Child’s intention: “Mastering” took years to write, with each recipe tested and refined many times.) Some recipes contain too much butter or cream for modern diets, but these recipes may be easily modified. The techniques, however, are flawless: my pie crust was flaky and did not shrink; the ratatouille (which is low in fat) was perfect and beautiful; the swordfish provencale was so good that my son, who never eats leftovers, ate the leftovers cold out of the refrigerator. Indeed, the pastry dough recipe works so well that, after turning it out into the pan, I exclaimed aloud, “Julia Child is brilliant!”, much to the surprise of my plumber, who was working in the house at the time and had walked into the kitchen to ask about a leak. In sum, if you have been afraid of this book, don’t be, and if you think that it has become dated or irrelevant — a mere collector’s item — you are very wrong. I still love Hazan, but “Mastering” is the master class.

  3. ChefRocco

    If culinary school or a vocational class is not in your budget. I urge you to buy this piece of culinary philosophy. It breaks down technique and recipes brilliantly. This book is as vital to the art form as Le Guide De Culinare and Ma Gastrinome.

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