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 ...
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.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Stated first Edition of this 2nd volume in Child's master work. Jacket edges have a few small nicks, rear jacket has soiling and 1 large closed tear, wear to edges, boards have minor wear, binding sound, internally clean. Book edge and end pages have very light foxing.
Very Good. Volume 1 of this pair is a first edition, later printing, with no marks or marginalia, appears to be unused. Volume 2 is a stated first edition and first printing. This volume has PO name neatly written at the top of the FFEP; is also clean with solid corners and no other marks or marginalia. the lettering on the spine is very pale, possibly from sun exposure. Dust jacket is missing on both volumes and cover design in strong blue and red shows an overall pattern of fleur-de-lis.
Very Good in Good jacket. Very Good + FREE BONUSES (see below) A copy that has been read, but remains in very good condition. DJ some wear, mainly needs a tape repair bottom front. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. ***** SYNOPSIS A classic continued: a new repertory of dishes and techniques carries the reader into new areas of Mastering the Art of French Cooking ******FREE BONUSES: JAMES BEARD a Biography by Robert Clark (hardback); "TIME/LIFE Foods of the World: The Cooking of Provincial France (spiral-bound)***** *****MY SHIPPING PLEDGE ***** Orders placed by 4pm CST will be shipped same day. Shipments are packaged by ex-shipping dept., head inside fluted and/or box board. Any other requirements from you, please contact us immediately.
Coryn, Sidonie. Very Good+ No Jacket. Sm4to from 9" to 11" xvi, 684 pp, xxxii, wht cloth covered boards w/green astericks & red fleur-de-lis deco w/red title blocks on the front cover & spine w/black-wht lettering, red topstaining, published October 1961 w/no additional dates listed. The book presents French cooking techniques for the American cook. Many of the recipes in this book are calculated to serve six people w/reasonably good appetites in an American-style menu of three courses. All of the master recipes and most of the subrecipes in this book are in two-column form. The primary purpose of the book is to teach the reader how to cook, so that they will understand the fundamental techniques and gradually be able to divorce themselves from a dependence on recipes. The book has a one inch red ink line on top front corner of the ffep, spine sunned, top front corner slight wear.
TWO VOLUMES hbks Volume 1: 684pp; Volume 2: 555pp. both volumes lacking djs and now in custom acetate jackets Volume 1 is the 20th printing occasionally pages show damp or cooking stains mainly a very good clean tight text; volume 2 is a stated 1st edition front hinges showing signs of loosening occasional pages show signs of use (ink underling or cooking stains) but mainly a very good clean tight text.
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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