Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1

4.33 avg rating
( 36,219 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780375413407: Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes.

“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 more than 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 100 instructive illustrations, is revolutionary in its approach because:

· it leads the cook infallibly from the buying and handling of raw ingredients, through each essential step of a recipe, to the final creation of a delicate confection;
· it breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of recipes; 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;
· it adapts classical techniques, wherever possible, to modern American conveniences;
· it shows Americans how to buy products, from any supermarket in the United States, that reproduce the exact taste and texture of the French ingredients, for example, equivalent meat cuts, the right beans for a cassoulet, or the appropriate fish and seafood for a bouillabaisse;
· it offers suggestions for just the right accompaniment to each dish, including proper wines.

Since there has never been a book as instructive and as workable as Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the techniques learned here can be applied to recipes in all other French cookbooks, making them infinitely more usable. In compiling the secrets of famous cordons bleus, the authors have produced a magnificent volume that is sure to find the place of honor in every kitchen in America. Bon appétit!

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

"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 step of a recipe, to the final creation of a delicate confection.
- It breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of recipes; 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.
- It adapts classical techniques, wherever possible, to modern American conveniences.
- It shows Americans how to buy products, from any supermarket in the U.S.A., that reproduce the exact taste and texture of the French ingredients: equivalent meat cuts, for example; the right beans for a cassoulet; the appropriate fish and shellfish for a bouillabaisse.
- It offers suggestions for just the right accompaniment to each dish, including proper wines.
Since there has never been a book as instructive and as workable as "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the techniques learned here can beapplied to recipes in all other French cookbooks, making them infinitely more usable. In compiling the secrets of famous cordons bleus, the authors have produced a magnificent volume that is sure to find the place of honor in every kitchen in America.

From the Back Cover:

"Has it really been 40 years since Julia Child rescued Americans from dreary casseroles? This reissue, clad in a handsome red jacket, is what a cookbook should be: packed with sumptuous recipes, detailed instructions, and precise line drawings. Some of the instructions look daunting, but as Child herself says in the introduction, 'If you can read, you can cook.'"
- Entertainment Weekly

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780394721781: Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1: A Cookbook

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0394721780 ISBN 13:  9780394721781
Publisher: Knopf, 1983
Softcover

9780241956465: Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. 1.

Gardne..., 2011
Softcover

9780394401553: Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1

Alfred..., 1961
Hardcover

9780141048413: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Pengui..., 2009
Softcover

9780304934201: Mastering the art of French cooking: v. 1

Cassell, 1969
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Julia Child
Published by Alfred A. Knopf (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0375413405_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Julia Child", "Louisette Bertholle", "Simone Beck"
Published by Alfred A. Knopf (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780375413407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Julia Child; Louisette Bertholle; Simone Beck
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52ZZZZ003YM0_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Julia Child; Louisette Bertholle; Simone Beck
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # IR-BN-R-9780375413407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Child, Julia
Published by Knopf Publishing Group 10/16/2001 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Knopf Publishing Group 10/16/2001, 2001. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780375413407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Julia Child; Louisette Bertholle; Simone Beck
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Knopf. Condition: New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780375413407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Simone Beck,Louisette Bertholle,Julia Child
Published by Knopf (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ACJBooks
(Staten Island, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000005574

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck, Sidonie Coryn (Illustrator)
Published by Alfred A. Knopf (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 40th Anniversary. Seller Inventory # DADAX0375413405

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Julia Child
Published by Knopf (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 0375413405

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Julia Child
ISBN 10: 0375413405 ISBN 13: 9780375413407
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 530ZZZ001TDW_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book