Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Mastering the Art of French Cooking For over fifty years New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers Featuring delicious recipes in its pages home

For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic GalliFor over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring green peas Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes Throughout, 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 With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

  1. Julia Child was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her many cookbooks and television programs Her most famous works are the 1961 cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and, showcasing her sui generis television persona, the series The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

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  1. My husband watched the movie Julie Julia on television, and asked me why I didn t have these cookbooks Since I didn t have a good answer for him I went out and bought them, the boxed set of both Volume 1 and Volume 2.My first recipe cooked was Soupe a L oignon onion soup , because, well, I love French Onion Soup so this seemed like a good place to start I followed the recipe to the letter, a process which took me about 2 1 2 hours from start to finish The day I cooked it, some contractors were w [...]

  2. My husband bought me this book for Valentine s Day because we had recently watched Julie and Julia and I had mentioned how I couldn t believe that after all these years of cooking, I hadn t yet acquired this book.It s popularity since the movie might seem a little cliche, but really, this is the most thorough, easy to understand, and excellent cookbook I have ever owned The only comparable book is Good Housekeeping s Illustrated Cookbook, which I also own and use regularly Although this book is [...]

  3. How can you judge a book like this one, one who is so critically acclaimed You really don t You just judge what your personal experience was.My experience was easier than I thought I woke this morning with the idea, a soup recipe would take hours, because it s French and Julia Child s, but it didn t We were eating at 4 30 pm That is an early supper, but it was a good one.Honestly as I was making the soup, I actually wondered if I would like it when it finished I was becoming turned off, but when [...]

  4. This is how I learned to cook, by going through this masterpiece of a book page by page, hunting for the ingredients and making Julia s delicious recipes Her book was my foundation for the art of cooking and part of the inspiration when I wrote my own cookbooks I wonder if Julia, in heaven, can hear the echoes of the laughter at the millions of dinner parties she inspired She taught me and all my friends to cook She changed the world and she is loved If you ever need a short not long enough , lo [...]

  5. Indispensable Sits quite happily on my kitchen countertop, and is referenced often If you have any interesting in cooking, MTAOFC is a must Not even so much for the recipes of course, for the recipes they are delicious and Julia is exact and did I mention they are delicious BUT each recipe is an event The beautiful thing about this cookbook and it s recipes is that, like good food, it does not appear in a vacuum there is the lore of Julia, the lore of the recipes, Julia s colorful instructions, [...]

  6. STILL ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS EVER Why Best best recipe writing ever Most cookbooks put the ingredients list on top and the method the steps below But Julia puts them side by side each step has its own ingredients list First step needs a,b,c,d Next step needs e,f,g,h and so on Beside saving space, this is the fastest way if you aim to UNDERSTAND the recipe I usually read the recipes a few times to understand what will happen, instead of memorising each step If there are 2 batches of sugar, you [...]

  7. I have wanted a copy of this book for the last decade or so, ever since I had to start cooking for myself Part of it is the way I perceive French cooking fresh, fancy, and impressive and part of it is the warmth of Julia Child, whose PBS show I got hooked on during the many years I couldn t afford cable I mentioned this off hand to my boyfriend once when we were in Williams Sonoma, and he surprised me with a copy of the 50th anniversary edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking last night f [...]

  8. This classic cookbook has been a mainstay for my wife and I for over forty almost fifty years now Our copy has clear tape holding the hard covers together, and a loose page 315 indicates the recipe it has been open to most often over the years Boeuf Bourguignon This incredible stew has probably been eaten in our household at least once per annum since the first year we had the cookbook.It s true that the classic French cooking of the mid twentieth century is somewhat dated nowadays, primarily be [...]

  9. It s a good book I was so curious about French way of cooking because of how people rave about it and all that Well, their cooking is not healthy at all as they use a lot of butter It is just their own cooking, like any cooking, nothing special or I really need to know about I intend to stick to my simple way of eating that tries to be as health conscious as possible Hey, it s all food in the end

  10. The Good Hud, Encouraging Teacher Honestly, I don t know how Julia does it She takes some extraordinarily complicated recipes and explains them with such precision and accuracy, that you cannot help but appreciate every word In between the instructions, Julia s authorial voice emerges in each of her recipes She s humorous, light hearted, and always positive Julia ensures that if she can a pastry from scratch, certainly you, with the better kitchen appliances and ingredients can too It s almost a [...]

  11. I am nowhere near finished with this beauty but since it belongs to the library and not me, well i have to send it back This is a seriously amazing cookbook A genuine testament to the talent and skill of its authors that after all these years it remains relevant, this bible of cookbooks is of a somewhat daunting size but oh my the secrets it hides withinm Everything is wonderfully well explained and amazingly simple to follow even without any kind of visual aid kill me, i like a cookbook with pr [...]

  12. Checklist for Impressing New In Laws 1 Plenty of face smoothing make up that is, if they are the look don t touch types 2 Wear your best depending on if your father in law to be is a pervert or not, wear something slimming and fantastic 3 NO hemming, hawing, donkey calling Laugh cutesy.4 Whatever you do, don t forget the garlic breadANDMastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child There never was a better dead person to confer to about making your stiff lipped, uptight in laws happy Bottom [...]

  13. My first Julia Child cookbook it has a Bon Appetit Love Aunt Aldean 1973 inscription on the front page Lots of opportunities to reminisce and laugh with this cookbook I m sure my husband wondered what he had gotten himself into with my ad ventures into the world of French cuisine, but he stuck by me anyway The cover is extremely tattered, the pages are falling out a sure sign that it s a treasure Alright, I just finished flipping 50 crepes for tomorrow s 7th and 8th grade French classes we ll ha [...]

  14. I m curretly revisiting this one I had to put it away for a few months due to the weight gain from round one with Juliabutter anyone This book made me realize how much I love cooking She breaks the recipes down so anyone can understand I ve made several dishes from the book now and the recipes are hard to truly screw up Julia Child makes it possible for anyone to feel like a culinary star Screw Rachael Ray Julia will always be the queen She s like the Oprah of the culinary arts P.S This books is [...]

  15. I learned it is impossible to read a Julia Child book without hearing her voice in your head Actually, I was thinking of cooking every recipe in this book over the course of a year and blog about it, then get a book deal Then I could get Nora Ephron to write the screenplay for a movie about my book and get Amy Adams and Meryl Streep to star in it Apparently that has been done So I will cook every recipe in Nora Ephron s book Heartburn and blog about that instead Take that

  16. I have had this cookbook on my to try list for some time, but always seemed a bit intimidated by it However, I read my Life in France by the author, and realized it was a how to book though some recipes are complicated than others Anyway, this book is a true classic, a first in its field The first recipe I tried was her roast chicken I ve made many a roast chicken in my time, but this was delicious Next up is one of her soups maybe the garlic one she mentioned in the book I love the fact that s [...]

  17. I love to cook, but this book might be the death of me It s worth reading because Julia Child is a master of efficiency She s not a purist, and I love that There s a lot to learn from her For example, I ve wondered why American croissants are nothing like French croissants No comparison Child explains that French butter is not a new, sweet cream, but a nutty, aged cream, and that French flour is not the same, either Because EVERYTHING no exaggeration in French cooking begins with butter, nothing [...]

  18. Not just the creme de la creme of cookbooks, but also a great resourceJulia takes you through the basics how to stock your kitchen, how to chop a mushroom, how to make a quiche, how to roast a chicken, etc The book is a staple for a dinner partyor to answer a random question that comes up about food It s also well written and one of the few cookbooks that begs for you to sit down and read.

  19. After watching the move Julie and Julia with my daughter, we decided to duplicate the premise of the movie, purchase the book, and cook through it Well, I ordered the book online and read it over the weekend I have tabs on all the recipes we are going to do over the next year So far, we have finished soups and sauces My husband, is very supportive If we mess up, we just smile, and using our best Julia Child s voice say Neeever apologize for trying

  20. I did the whole cooking my way through this during a period of uncertainty around my employment, ten years before the blog came out, so I guess that s a thing This is also an amazing manual for an amateur chef It is not fancy no glossy photos of food but if you read it cover to cover, you ll be a much better cook I didn t bother making the aspics, but the foundations for many of my staple recipes started here Highly recommended.

  21. My daughter read the instructions out, while I cooked the scrambled eggs I have to say, that they were perfect.Many of these recipes are beyond me I would never dream of boning a duck, stuffing it with pate and then baking it in a pastry crust, but it s nice to read about such delicacies.However, I do intend to make Boeuf Bourguignon with my daughter for her French homework.

  22. I think this one is too much for me and my skills I probably should settle with mastering the art of avoiding death by inanition But I won t Anyway, I ll be the one tasting the dishes, so society is safe.

  23. I enjoyed the hell out of this cookbook the tune of 20lbs Reader beware I highly recommend the chicken with port and cream.

  24. This book is a classic for a reason It was inspiring and would be the perfect reference for specific techniques I did only try two recipes, but intend to revisit the book at some point in the future the recipes are designed to feed a large group of people.

  25. I m a novice cookbook reader and or less a novice cook, though I know food well Actually, by the horrendous standards of North American home kitchens, I m a highly experienced and profoundly skilled home cook But I stress the horrendous standards part I also don t really want to use to rate cookbooks because there s just something odd about giving any cookbook five stars and having it sit there next to fucking Hamlet like it s of the same standard But I did read these things.So the thing I ve d [...]

  26. I ve found several recipes that I make over and over like Mayonnaise We ONLY eat my homemade mayo now I experiment with different herbs and spices I tried the hand whisk method a few times, delicious and fun for a lark, but the real workhorse recipe uses the food processor, and Julia s method is foolproof I love the way she will introduce a basic technique, that, once mastered lends itself to many variations like pastry, cooking stocks, or tortes.This book will always be on my shelf as a referen [...]

  27. A must have for all who have their own kitchen It s a monument, the sign of someone who knows how important it is to be able to present a beautifully roasted chicken, a perfect white sauce or asparagus done to the nth degree of tenderness.Keep in mind I said someone who knows how important it is to cook this way The actual execution of nearly ALL of my beloved Ms Child s recipes require a professional kitchen, an arsenal of specific and expensive cooking tools and at least a week to pull it off [...]

  28. OK, so coming to America I had heard of Julia Child but other than a vague familiarity I didn t think about her much Food I think about all the time and it was whilst reading a comment by Anthony Bourdain that when in doubt he turns to Mrs Child that I though for the first time, she sounds interesting One doesn t think of Julia Child and Anthony Bourdain together Then about 2 years ago now there was a discussion on a foodie site about making croissants and I became filled with the desire to clim [...]

  29. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is among the very best cookbooks I ve ever owned and used in my life Child and her cohorts present each recipes clearly, and the list of ingredients is presented in order of use without last minute sprinkle with chopped parsley and the like appearing at the very end of the recipe with parsley s having been listed in the ingredients list This happens in a great many poorly written cookbooks The calm and reassuring voice in which the recipes are written make one [...]

  30. This is a gem I received this book as a gift from my mother and was skeptical at first As I began to read through it, I realized the beautiful structure of the contents One learns about basic classical recipes, then instead of having to reprint techniques and ingredients for a simple variation, one is instructed to refer to the previous recipe with following changes or additional ingredients This is a great cookbook to really understand how certain ingredients combine for favors that are complim [...]

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