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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. Stated Fourth Printing, September 1963. Patterned fleur-de-lis boards w/turquoise stars, black and white cover and spine titles on crisp deep orange fields, slight shelf wear. Orange top-stain. Pages fine; no writing. Bind fine, hinges intact. Rare near fine fourth printing. Original first edition cover titles - with Simone Beck listed above Julia Child. "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food & long to reproduce at home the savory delights of the classic cuisine, from the historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. This beautiful book, with over 100 instructive illustrations, is revolutionary in its approach because: It leads the cook infallibly from the buying and handling of raw ingredients, through each essential step of a recipe, to the final creation of a delicate confection. It breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of recipes; 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. 684 pages plus index. Insured post.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Illus. by Coryn, Sidonie (Illustration). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book.

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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 #
021219
Title
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Author
Child, Julia; Bertholle, Louisette; Beck, Simone
Illustrator
Coryn, Sidonie (Illustration)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1963
Size
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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