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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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ISBN-10: 0375413405

ISBN-13: 9780375413407

Edition: 40th 2001 (Anniversary)

Authors: Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck, Julia Child

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“Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right instruction.” And here is the book that, for forty years, has been teaching Americans how. 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 one hundred instructive illustrations, is revolutionary in its approach because: • It leads the cook infallibly from the buying and handling of raw ingredients, through each essential…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 40th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/16/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

she is the author of five cookbooks, including the award winning Desserts by Pierre Herme & Baking with Julia. She is a columnist for Bon Appetit & her articles & recipes have appeared in The New York Time, Food & Wine & other national publications.Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California on August 15, 1912. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Smith College in 1934 and served with the Office of Strategic Services in East Asia during World War II. After the war, Child lived in Paris for six years, attending the famous Cordon Bleu cooking school. After graduating from cooking school, Child opened her own culinary institute called, L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes with her…    

Julia Child revolutionised cooking in the US and this was the cookbook that launched her career. A native of California, Julia Child studied at Paris's famous Cordon Bleu, and worked under various distinguished French chefs. In 1951 she started her own cooking school in Paris, L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes, with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle and the three women started compiling this cookbook. Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published in 1961 and was an instant hit.

Julia Child, a native of California and a Smith College graduate; Simone Beck, French-born and -educated; and Louisette Bertholle, half French and half American, educated in both countries, represented an even blending of the two backgrounds and were singularly equipped to write about French cooking for Americans. Mrs. Child studied at Paris's famous "Cordon Bleu," and all three authors worked under various distinguished French chefs. In 1951 they started their own cooking school in Paris, "L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes," at the same time that this book was taking shape. After that, Madame Beck published two cookbooks, "Simca's Cuisine" in 1972 and" New Menus from Simca's Cuisine" in 1979,…