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My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen *With Dozens of Variations*

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Famed bestselling cookbook author Patricia Wells creates a blueprint for success in the kitchen with this superb collection of recipes drawn from her cooking schools in France—the perfect successor to Julia Child’s classic The Way to Cook.

At her cooking schools in Paris and Provence, Patricia Wells’s students leave with more confidence in the kitchen than they ever experie
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Hardcover, 496 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by William Morrow Cookbooks
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Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Well known cookbook author and teacher, Wells, writes this book to focus on techniques like poaching and braising with five or six French influenced recipes for each technique. The idea is to help cooks master fundamental cooking techniques.
The book starts with beginning cook reminders like mise en place and clean as you go. These are all good reminders. Recipes are neatly organized and easy to follow, and techniques are generally explained. Some unusual tools (like a mandoline) and unusual ingr
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May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Patricia Wells knows how to teach. This book gives exactly what its title leads you to believe you're getting.

Who will like this book? Anyone who feels less-than-confident in the kitchen, who want's to learn to cook today's multi-ethnic, wholesome, varied food. Use it like a master class and work your way through it alá Julie and Julia . And people like me, who love to cook but aren't professionals, who want to pick up a few more tips to add to their repertoire.

Who won't like this book? Peopl
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Patricia Wells (born 5 November 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a cookbook author and teacher who divides her time between Paris and Provence. Her book Patricia Wells at Home in Provence (1996) won the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook. Wells is the only American and the only woman to be a restaurant critic for a major French publication, L'Express (1988–1991). She was also a rest ...more