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Mastering the Art of French Cooking


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 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. Hide synopsis

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Reviews of Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Overall customer rating: 4.834

Fun & Useful

by David on Nov 1, 2012

This was a gift for my wife who got into Julia's story and subsequently her books.

Natalie S

Great Reference

by Natalie S on 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)

Mignonne J

French Cooking

by Mignonne J on Mar 10, 2011

have read a little of this but havent begun to try recipes. they should all be good/

Lasca  A


by Lasca A on 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.

Juan B


by Juan B on Dec 16, 2010

I love it!!! it's the best!! So easy to follow, love the pics!

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