James Beard's Simple Foods

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9780020165569: James Beard's Simple Foods

In this collection of 40 cooking lessons, America's legendary chef offers tips and advice on a wide variety of culinary topics and kitchen crafts. From meat cooks to outdoor grilling to recipes for making an assortment of fruit cobblers, James Beard shows how to bring wonderful food to the table.

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Throughout the mid-1970s, the late Beard wrote a monthly column for American Airlines' in-flight magazine, American Way. The columns, designed as cooking lessons, have not been gathered together until now--so here is an unexpected treat for Beard's many, many fans. He begins with the basics: knives, the difference between a simmer and boil, and, to start it all off, "Good Cooking Is in Your Hands." Then there are columns on ingredients and techniques, followed by "holiday specials." Each one includes a menu so even the novice could prepare a meal of stuffed pork chops and a classic ratatouille some ten pages into the book. Beard's wonderfully descriptive prose gives a sense of immediacy to the text, and his remarks remain as timely today as when they were written. An essential purchase. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/93; Homestyle Books alternate.
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