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The best recipes from one of America's most influential food personalities in a big, delicious cookbook that delights in every category Known as the Dean of American Cooking, James Beard set a standard of culinary excellence that’s still a benchmark today.  He was an early television presence who helped shape what America ate in restaurants and cooked at home, and was both ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Jane
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I did read this word for word but I enjoyed reading through the recipes and seeing Mr. Beard's comments. ...more
Deidra Chamberlain
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A lot of the page number references were wrong near the end of the book. I imagine a couple of pages were added late in the editing process. There were a few other mistakes the editor missed, but other than that it was really enjoyable.
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Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The cookbook I received I believe is an updated version of this updated version since it was just released on March 3

This is an absolute MUST!! I read the forwards & previews stating this is an updated version of his original cookbook in keeping with today's cooking & as quite a novice cook, even I can follow & make these recipes!! It's like the "cookbook bible", everyone should own this!!

For anyone who watches ANY cooking shows on tv & rap cooking challenges, we all, at some time or another, ha
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Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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It is easy to see how Beard influenced other chefs, and continues to be a name synonymous with American cuisine. The Essential James Beard Cookbook is packed full of easily accessible recipes, that feature simple steps, and occasionally a "variations," side-note to aid home cooks who want to slightly shift their recipe. ...more
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James Andrew Beard was an American chef and food writer. He is recognized by many as the father of American gastronomy. Throughout his life, he pursued and advocated the highest standards, and served as a mentor to emerging talents in the field of the culinary arts.

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