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Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
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Jan 24, 2009

bookshelves: joe-recommends, staff-recommends

Yes this classic cookbook seems formidable. But, really, it is anything but. Julia Child's way of walking the cook through her recipes guarantees no missed steps. The ingredients you need for each step are clearly laid out, along with the time each step takes, the equipment needed, and any variations that may work. This is more than a cookbook; it is an entire cooking class, just as Julia Child intended. Even now, forty years later, the recipes are just as current as ever, especially since Julia Child was a big fan of fresh ingredients, whole foods over processed, and taking the time to do things right. Although this cookbook may scare off a beginner, it is designed for anyone in the kitchen, and the illustrations from Julia Child's husband are so useful! Highly recommended.

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