What are the right portions for vinaigrette? What's the best way to prepare green beans? Julia Child gathers her culinary wisdom from the past 40 years and distills it into one small volume. Delicious, priceless, and comforting, this book is arranged according to subject matter, with ample cross-referencing. 8 photos, 4 in full color.What are the right portions for vinaigrette? What's the best way to prepare green beans? Julia Child gathers her culinary wisdom from the past 40 years and distills it into one small volume. Delicious, priceless, and comforting, this book is arranged according to subject matter, with ample cross-referencing. 8 photos, 4 in full color.Read Less
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo. 0375411518. A wonderful First Edition/First Printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Signed by author and cooking legend Julia Child on the half-title page; This book, designed as the companion volume to a two-hour US-television special, grew out of Child's own loose-leaf kitchen notebook, revised and rethought over the years. Each recipe is included in "master" form with numerous variations and helpful tips. Child's text lends the recipes and the cooking techniques described an elegant simplicity.
New in New jacket. Signed by Author Signed by Julia Child. What would you give to see the notes Julia Child keeps in her handwritten loose-leaf kitchen reference guide? Your wish is granted! This clever little volume was inspired by Child's notebook, compiled from her own "trials, remedies, and errors." Organized by large category and technique, it's a very handy reference guide for anyone reasonably comfortable in the kitchen. Each section contains a master recipe followed by variations. The emphasis is on technique, so if you occasionally find yourself trying to remember at what temperature to best roast a duck, the best way to cook green beans and keep them green, or how to save your hollandaise, then this is the book for you. And what good is a reference guide without an index? As always, Child comes to our rescue with a fantastic, comprehensive index, 19 pages long for 107 pages of text, so we can find the answers to life's burning questions in a flash. Part of what makes Julia Child such an icon is that she can describe a complicated dish, and in the next breath convince us to make it. Classic Chocolate Mousse, Sabayon, Scalloped Potatoes Savoyarde, and Butterflied Leg of Lamb sound manageable when they follow recipes for Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Scrambled Eggs. And with Child's help, they are. "Quick, snappy answers" for both basic and complicated cooking questions make this a work we'll never outgrow. And if Julia can use a cheat sheet, so can we! Fans of Child will love that her personality shows through in comments like, "Don't crowd the pan...or you'll be sorry, " and, to introduce her Basic Vinaigrette Dressing, "I use the proportions of a very dry martini." Eight pages of photos taken by her husband, Paul, including one of Child with the famous dancing goose, make this even more of a treasure. If there is anyone qualified to offer kitchen wisdom, it must be Julia Child. After a lifetime of cooking and teaching, her knowledge is a perfect gift for fans, novices, or anyone responsible for putting dinner on the table every night. --Leora Y. Bloom.
This was an impulse gift for a person who is reviewing cooking methods/tips - it was an excellent choice on my part - she loved it! Julia's kitchen wisdom is still imparting much wanted cooking knowledge.
Oct 15, 2009
Agreat book for the basics and more--really enjoyed this!
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