Explains for the novice American cook the special ingredients and cooking techniques involved in preparing the wide variety of French dishes featured
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: 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 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 elaborationsâbound to increase anyoneâs 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.