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												MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING by  Louisette  Simone; Bertholle
	 - First edition
			 - 1961
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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING

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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING

by Child, Julia; Beck, Simone; Bertholle, Louisette

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition. Near fine in near fine jacket. An unusually attractive and unblemished first printing of a book which served as many cooks' lifelong working companion. Famously directed to "the servantless American cook, " the three authors' masterwork tailored the purity of French tradition to the specific circumstances of the mid-century American woman. Their ideal reader is carefully imagined: middle-class, married, responsible alone for all household duties, the scope of her culinary world rigorously bounded by quotidian demands to prioritize "budgets, waistlines, children's schedules..." But such a cook might, if only "on occasion, " relegate those considerations to second place, and look first to her own pleasure, fine artistry, and sensual satisfaction. 10'' x 7''. Original red and cream cloth. In original unclipped ($10.00) teal dust jacket. Red topstain. Teal endpapers. Typography, binding, and jacket design by Warren Chappell; illustrations by Sidonie Coryn. xv, [1], 684, xxii, [2] pages. Minor toning to boards. Jacket spine sunned; slight scuffing to spine extremities; faintest small stains to front panel. Topstain faded; small stains to rear endpaper.

Synopsis

Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by American author Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle, both of France. Written for the American market, it was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1961 (Volume 1) and 1970 (Volume 2). Widely credited with bringing French cuisine into the American home, it has since become a standard in the culinary world. Originally, a third volume was planned but Child lost interest in the project as her television career took off and so Simone Beck published separately what would have been the third volume as Simca's Cuisine .

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
1194
Title
MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING
Author
Child, Julia; Beck, Simone; Bertholle, Louisette
Book condition
second hand - Near fine in near fine jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1961
Keywords
Woman Author,20th century,Post-WWII,Food

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