This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety - all 524 recipes. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food and long to reproduce at home the savory delights of the classic cuisine, from the historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. This ...Read MoreThis is the classic cookbook, in its entirety - all 524 recipes. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food and long to reproduce at home the savory delights of the classic cuisine, from the historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. This beautiful book, with more than 100 instructive illustrations, leads the cook from the buying and handling of raw ingredients, through each essential step of a recipe, to the final creation of a delicate confection. 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. The techniques learned here can be applied to recipes in all other French cookbooks, making them infinitely more usable.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Very Good. Hardcover book with dust jacket in Very Good Condition, tear on dust jacket, pages are clean and binding is tight, Prompt shipping with delivery confirmation and Satisfaction Guaranteed. 1-8-5.
Fair. Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
VG Oversized Hard cover in dust jacket. Oversized. Clean text--NO writing, NO highlighting to text. Spine of DJ slightly faded. Very Good condition Hard cover in dust jacket or in pictorial boards. Oversized. Clean text--NO writing, NO highlighting to text. Very Good condition. PLEASE NOTE: Domestic US media (standard) US orders ONLY. NO international orders.
Good in fair dust jacket. dust jacket is torn off at front top and bottom. there is light soil on outer edges of pages. otherwise clean & unmarked with tight binding. xv, 684, xxxii p. : ill.; 26 cm. Includes Illustrations. Reprinted from new plates, October 1971. Beck is the first author in the 1961 edition.
Good. Hard cover with average shelf/handling/edge wear. Dust jacket shows considerable wear. Clean inside pages. A little writing on back dust jacket cover. Book looks in good shape for its age. Protected in a plastic sleeve.
b&w illus. Very Good/ Good+ 622, Blue with white fleur-de-lis spine with faded light pink and blue title in white box. Book shows minimal shelfwear. Previous owner signed name on title page. Some foxing and darkening to page edges. Dark stain going from bep to page 606 on the top of the page (extremely thin and not detrimental to print)/ Dj shows some shelf wear with tearing around edges and sunning at spine. Darkened due to age. Faint discoloration running along top of back of dj; wrapped in brodart.
Coryn, Sidonie. Child, Julia, Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck., Alfred A. Knopf, 1977, c1961, later printing, binding started, 1/4 piece missing from top of spine, light wear o/w very good-(complete & useful), no dj, 684 pp plus index, B&W illus. by Sidonie Coryn, small 4to, 'Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere, with the right instruction', French Cooking; Culinary Arts Reference; Cooking Classics.
This was a gift for my wife who got into Julia's story and subsequently her books.
Oct 6, 2011
I enjoyed this book very much. The instructions and teaching that this book gives are excellent. With that said, it is not my favorite cookbook: the recipes are somewhat complicated. I highly recommend this book for the serious chef ( or the not so serious chef who wants to learn more about gourmet cooking)
Mar 10, 2011
have read a little of this but havent begun to try recipes. they should all be good/
Feb 3, 2011
just as described and quick delivery. I love Julia. I had been a Martha fan but Julia is the real deal. she truly loved to cook and get others to love cooking also.
Dec 16, 2010
I love it!!! it's the best!! So easy to follow, love the pics!
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