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  • Featuring 524 delicious recipes and over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking offers something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine.

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Publisher: Knopf; 40th Anniversary edition
Publication date: October 5, 2011
Print length: 1078 pages
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For over fifty years, this New York Times bestseller has been the definitive cookbook on French cuisine for American readers. It deserves a place of honor in every kitchen.

Featuring 524 delicious recipes and over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking offers something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine.

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—from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. 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.

"Julia has slowly but surely altered our way of thinking about food. She has taken the fear out of the term 'haute cuisine.' She has increased gastronomic awareness a thousandfold by stressing the importance of good foundation and technique, and she has elevated our consciousness to the refined pleasures of dining." —Thomas Keller, The French Laundry

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FWIW, Julia didn't really intend for this book to be a simple cookbook for home cooks. It's called 'Mastering' for a reason. If you just want an introduction to French cooking and some easy to follow recipes, one of Julia's other books like Julia's Kitchen Wisdom would be a better choice.

https://juliachildfoundation.org/books/

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Eligible for reward points (ISBN 9780307958174)
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A Kindle while cooking..
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FWIW, Julia didn't really intend for this book to be a simple cookbook for home cooks. It's called 'Mastering' for a reason. If you just want an introduction to French cooking and some easy to follow recipes, one of Julia's other books like Julia's Kitchen Wisdom would be a better choice.

https://juliachildfoundation.org/books/
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Nice FR cooking book!
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I'[ve mentioned this before but I'm an actual (retired) classically trained chef and specialize in French and English cuisine.

This book is a classic and does teach many basics to cooking- especially sauce creation, However, the book is pretty outdated. Some of the techniques are pretty old, overly complicated, and have been replaced with more efficient techniques. It's still a great read if you're serious about sharpening your kitchen skills.

YouTube is a golden tool for cooking these days. For something more modern, check out the French Cooking Academy channel. Top notch stuff there: https://www.youtube.com/channel/U...51lODRIS5g
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FWIW, Julia didn't really intend for this book to be a simple cookbook for home cooks. It's called 'Mastering' for a reason. If you just want an introduction to French cooking and some easy to follow recipes, one of Julia's other books like Julia's Kitchen Wisdom would be a better choice.

https://juliachildfoundation.org/books/
While true, even beginners can still very much use Mastering to learn from (I certainly did). She goes into classic techniques (including basics like knife skills) in great detail and the best part is every recipe in the book works (she tested them extensively when writing it and trying to find a publisher).

If anyone wants some recommendations on what to cook first: Cotes de Porc with Sauce Nenette (pork chops in a mustard tomato cream sauce, Soupe au Pistou (basically a French minestrone), or of course Beouf Bourguignon (beef stewed in red wine).
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Free at your local library.
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A must have for anyone that likes to or wants to learn to cook.

One of my first cookbooks I bought in the early 1980's

Page 610: Crème Renversée Au Caramel

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I feel like this should be one page, with just BUTTER written on it ala the Ron Swanson Pawnee Rangers handbook.
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I'll save you $3 by revealing the secret to French cooking:

1) Cook what you typically make for dinner for your family
2) Throw away 98% of the food on each plate
3) Charge each family member $200
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I'll save you $3 by revealing the secret to French cooking:

1) Cook what you typically make for dinner for your family
2) Throw away 98% of the food on each plate
3) Charge each family member $200
That's idiotic - this is French home cooking not restaurant cooking.
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I can say without exaggeration that this book has been the direct source of many important meals in my life - I have wow'd guests repeatedly with souflees, fed my kids with the delicious omelets described in this book, made Christmas dinner magic with beef bourgeon and dessert crepes. Of course some of the recipes are outdated (aspic, braised lettuce). Who cares.

This is an ABSURD value at $3. If you are at all serious about cooking you should give it a try.
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