For over sixty years, Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the New York Times' bestselling cookbook on French cuisine for American readers. It deserves a place of honor in every kitchen, and makes the perfect gift for newlyweds, new homeowners and food lovers.
Featuring 524 delicious recipes and over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking offers something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine. Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless catalogue of dishes—from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Throughout, 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.
“Julia has slowly but surely altered our way of thinking about food. She has taken the fear out of the term ‘haute cuisine.’ She has increased gastronomic awareness a thousandfold by stressing the importance of good foundation and technique, and she has elevated our consciousness to the refined pleasures of dining.
-Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
- Hardback bound in pale blue recycled leather
- Smyth-sewn for strength and longevity
- Comes in gifting box
- 754 pages
- 10.5" x 7" x 1.5"