Mastering the Art of French Cooking 2-Volume Boxed Set (Mastering the Art of French Cooking #1)
The essential classic that inspired generations of Americans to new standards of culinary taste and artistry
This unique and limited deluxe edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, created exclusively for Barnes & Noble, is a must-have resource for anyone who loves French food.
The beautiful boxed set includes:
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My first recipe cooked was Soupe a L'oignon (onion soup), because, well, I love French Onion Soup so this seemed like a good place to start. I followed the recipe to the letter, a process which took me about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish. The day I cooked it, some contract ...more
It's popularity since the movie might seem a little cliche, but really, this is the most thorough, easy-to-understand, and excellent cookbook I have ever owned. The only comparable book is "Good Housekeeping's Illustrated Cookbook," which I also own and use regularly.
Although this bo ...more
My experience was easier than I thought. I woke this morning with the idea, a soup recipe would take hours, because it's French and Julia Child's, but it didn't. We were eating at 4:30 pm. That is an early supper, but it was a good one.
Honestly as I was making the soup, I actually wondered if I would like it when it finished. I was becoming turned off, b ...more
• Best: best recipe-writing ever! Most cookbooks put the ingredients list on top and the method (the steps) below. But Julia puts them side by side: each step has its own ingredients list! First step needs a,b,c,d. Next step needs e,f,g,h. and so on. Beside saving space, this is the fastest way if you aim to UNDERSTAND the recipe! (I usually read the recipes a few times to understand what will happen, instead of memorising each step) If there are 2 batche ...more
1. Plenty of face smoothing make-up (that is, if they are the "look don't touch" types)
2. Wear your best (depending on if your father-in-law-to-be is a pervert or not, wear something slimming and fantastic)
3. NO: hemming, hawing, donkey calling. Laugh cutesy.
4. Whatever you do, don't forget the garlic bread...AND..
Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. There never was a better dead person to confer to about making your stiff-lipped, uptight in-la ...more
Actually, I was thinking of cooking every recipe in this book over the course of a year and blog about it, then get a book deal. Then I could get Nora Ephron to write the screenplay for a movie about my book and get Amy Adams and Meryl Streep to star in it. Apparently that has been done. So I will cook every recipe in Nora Ephron's book "Heartburn" and blog about that instead. Take that!
This is a seriously amazing cookbook! a genuine testament to the talent and skill of its authors that after all these years it remains relevant, this bible of cookbooks is of a somewhat daunting size but oh my the secrets it hides within....yum!
Everything is wonderfully well explained and amazingly simple to follow even without any kind of visual aid (kill me, i like a cookb ...more
Many of these recipes are beyond me. I would never dream of boning a duck, stuffing it with pate and then baking it in a pastry crust, but it's nice to read about such delicacies.
However, I do intend to make Boeuf Bourguignon with my daughter for her French homework.
But I won't! Anyway, I'll be the one tasting the dishes, so society is safe.
I love the way she will introduce a basic technique, that, once mastered lends itself to many variations-like pastry, cooking stocks, or tortes.
This book will always be on my shelf as a ref ...more
Keep in mind I said someone who knows how important it is to cook this way. The actual execution of nearly ALL of my beloved Ms. Child's recipes require a professional kitchen, an arsenal of specific and expensive cooking tools and at least a week to pull ...more
I may start with Potage Parmentier, but I doubt I will be making every recipe and blogging about it as in "Julie and Julia". Potage Parmentier is a favorite, and easy recipe (Potato and leek soup). Julia Child leads the cook through kitchen equipment, sauces, stocks, and basic pastry recipes to elegant complex dishes.
I also recommend reading "My Life in France" by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme which traces the work that went into writing this cookbook and how it led t ...more
It's also well written and one of the few cookbooks that begs for you to sit down and read.