At last on DVD Julia s invaluable series of cooking lessons designed to bring her right into your own kitchen to teach you the fundamentals of good cooking Here is the six-part series (complete with recipe booklet), originally produced in 1985, in which Julia teaches you all the fundamentals of good cooking and offers a wealth of her favorite ...
At last on DVD Julia s invaluable series of cooking lessons designed to bring her right into your own kitchen to teach you the fundamentals of good cooking Here is the six-part series (complete with recipe booklet), originally produced in 1985, in which Julia teaches you all the fundamentals of good cooking and offers a wealth of her favorite recipes. POULTRY includes the perfect chicken saute with variations, classic "coq au vin, "ways with chicken breasts, butterflied grilled birds, roast turkey, and a special duck. MEAT: Quick and easy sauteed steaks, hamburgers, pork chops, aromatic stews, a crusty hash, grilled pork, and majestic beef and lamb roasts. VEGETABLES: How best to cook twenty of your favorite vegetables, plus gratins, stuffed delights, eggplant pizza, and risotto. SOUPS, SALADS, AND BREAD: The three master soup stocks and improvisations, a French onion soup and a Mediterranean fish soup, tossed and composed salads, plus how to make your own French bread. FISH AND EGGS: Selecting fish and shellfish; broiling, sauteing, and oven-poaching fish; plus the miraculous egg alone or in omelettes, custards, quiche, sauces, and a spectacular souffle. FIRST COURSES AND DESSERTS: Pates and fish mousse, tart crusts and crepes with savory and with sweet fillings, two master cakes, and a Tipsy Trifle. From deglazing a sauce and degreasing a stock to thickening a soup and unmolding a timbale, all the important techniques that make for good cooking are here. Now, at the press of a button, you have instant access to whatever recipe or information you need. Watch Julia do it and you ll be empowered." Bon appetit! ""
I bought this book for my daughter before it went out of production as I thought she should have it.
Apr 14, 2011
This book is great. If you want to take the time and make really delicious food from scratch - this is the book for you!
Sep 30, 2010
Great service, great value
I was very pleased to be able to find a new version of this book to give as a gift. It was accurately described and I felt that the price was a good value.
Sep 16, 2010
wish i had this when i was younger
I like this book better than her classic on french cookery. Many of the recipes are simpler and can be made in a reasonable time with available ingredients. I especially like her method of a master recipe, then adding variations. And I like her hints on substitutions -- if you don't have this, you can use that.
But the point of the book is in the HOW to cook, not what to cook. Her section on the basic vegetables taught me a lot, and she explodes a number of modern myths. And no longer do I sauté meat without drying it (she's right). I'm not much of a baker, but now i feel confident enough to start making my own french bread and rolls. I began cooking before the advent of the food processor, and she has also convinced me it's a must, -- well almost. There goes another 200+ bucks.
In reading this, I became aware that she is really a traditionalist cook, not much into the 'nouvelle cuisine'. Definitely not a food fadist.
A good gift for a young couple -- but be careful here :).
Dec 4, 2009
A lesson in technique
You may be a good cook now but this book will show you techniques that will take you from home cook to resident chef! Many recipes look simple but if you follow the directions exactly you come out with a sublime dish. I recommend Julia's pork chops in mustard sauce.
Publishers Weekly, 1989-09-08 Child's new magnum opus reminds us that she has almost single-handedly inspired the superb quality of modern larders. Without her unflagging commitment to good eating, it is doubtful that fresh duck foie gras would have been available for the saute included here. However, this wonderful book is hardly a paean to elitist fare, maintaining Child's unique perspective while reflecting attitudes about food that ``have changed through these last years'' and sharing much new knowledge. Recipes, divided into a master formula and variations, are grouped by technique; French classics stand fin-to-wing with American offerings (roast turkey). Dietary concerns are addressed with low-fat soups and a cottage cheese-enriched chicken liver mousse. Nevertheless, the author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, who would ``rather swoon over . . . one small serving of chocolate mousse . . . than indulge one . . . fat-free gelatin puddings,'' has not gone light. Six hundred handsome photographs underscore Child's technical genius. 110,000 first printing; BOMC main selection. (Oct.)
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