In 1961 Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle, collaborating on the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, began a virtual revolution in American cookery. In the years that have passed, as their book has found its way into almost 700,000 American families, and as Julia Child has been seen across the country on her French ...Read MoreIn 1961 Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle, collaborating on the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, began a virtual revolution in American cookery. In the years that have passed, as their book has found its way into almost 700,000 American families, and as Julia Child has been seen across the country on her French Chef programs broadcast by Public Television, a whole generation has been inspired to new standards of culinary accomplishment. The classic Volume One, acknowledged to be one of the great cookbooks of our time, is now joined with its sequel, published in 1970 -- a new collection of recipes from the country kitchens and haute cuisine of France, carefully chosen and adapted to American requirements by Julia Child and Simone Beck, and designed both to enlarge the repertoire and bring the reader to a new level of mastering the art of French cooking. A gift-boxed set of these classics on French cooking in the hardcover version.Read Less
New! Gave to my daughter for Christmas. My daughters watch the movie and now they want to cook their way through the book.
Sep 9, 2010
Having seen the Movie, "Julie and Julia", I then read Julia Child's autobiography "My Life in France". What was I to do but by THE book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking vol I"?
I don't intend to make all the recipes, but I made the first two and fell in love with Julia's style. Lots of information and the why and wherefore of what she tells you to do.
I highly recommend that any cook, beginner or chef, have this book if for only the first 40 or so pages. The recipes are all bonus.
Oct 29, 2009
Not for beginers
This book is definitely not for the beginner!!! You must have some experience in the kitchen.If you speak French that's just a plus.Also not for the one on a diet since almost all or most of the recipes are drenched with butter. "Everything tastes better with butter" J.C.Over all a good book, but not my favorite.
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