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Beard on Birds

by Julia Child James Beard

An essential guide to cooking all things poultry from the master of American cuisine James Beard's culinary relationship with fowl has a most fascinating history. On Christmas Eve, 1942, Beard, along with eleven other air force recruits, was chosen to carve four thousand pounds of turkey overnight--an experience that put him off turkey for years. When he finally returned to the nation's favorite bird, it was with remarkable vigor and creativity. Beard on Birds reflects this passion with expertly crafted dishes that will appeal to a modern twenty-first-century palate. The definitive classic equips home cooks with the skills and techniques they need to artfully prepare chicken, turkey, duck, goose, and more. With more than two hundred recipes ranging from squab to stuffing and from quiche to quail, Beard on Birds will banish boring and bland poultry dishes forever. Whether you're cooking an intimate dinner or a Thanksgiving feast, Beard's good humor and simple-yet-elegant recipes are sure to stand the test of time.

Delights and Prejudices

by Julia Child James Beard

A richly evocative memoir from the man whom the New York Times dubbed the "dean of American cookery," recalling the flavors of his past In this delightful culinary journey, James Beard takes us back to the earliest days of his childhood when he started developing his precocious palate and lifelong "taste memories"--the ability to savor and remember the tastes and sensations of food. His enthusiasm for flavors, no matter how bold, would define Beard for the rest of his life. From devouring a raw onion as an infant to scouring the globe in search of local flavors as an adult, Delights and Prejudices is full of witty and illuminating stories that open a door into the world of one of America's first and perhaps greatest epicures. Packed with more than one hundred fifty recipes, including corn chili soufflé, fried oysters, and peach preserves, this very personal account of his life is as close to an autobiography as Beard ever penned. For those who love to cook or simply love to eat, there remains no better teacher than James Beard.

Hors d'Oeuvre and Canapés

by Julia Child James Beard

An indispensable guide to cocktail food and drink by the timeless chef and writer James Beard The first book by the master chef whom the New York Times hailed as the "dean of American cookery," Hors d'Oeuvre and Canapés is a culinary classic. Imbued with Beard's signature wit and intimacy, this collection offers tips and recipes for all types of entertaining and includes an extensive list of exquisite finger foods like sliced beef with anchovy or Roquefort and chive cheese balls--cocktail-party fare that works beautifully for any soiree. From the decorations to the perfect mixed drinks to advice on hosting, James Beard provides essential information for the home cook. There is also a wide variety of unique, tiny touches, such as mint butter for cold roast lamb, intermixed with tried-and-true favorites like deviled eggs. Complete with careful instructions on preparing and serving hot and cold cocktail foods, sandwiches, pastries, and much more, Beard's recipes are simple yet sophisticated, making for splendid, mouthwatering fare to be enjoyed by all.

Italian Food

by Julia Child Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David's Italian Food was one of the first books to demonstrate the enormous range of Italy's regional cooking. For the foods of Italy, explained David, expanded far beyond minestrone and ravioli, to the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. David imparts her knowledge from her many years in Italy, exploring, researching, tasting and testing dishes. Her passion for real food, luscious, hearty, fresh, and totally authentic, will inspire anyone who wishes to recreate the abundant and highly unique regional dishes of Italy.

Julia Child and Company

by Julia Child

A book of multiple menus from the famous Julia Child. These recipes move away from the traditional recipes represented in Julia's most well known cook book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking

by Julia Child David Nussbaum

Julia Child has given us answers to these and other questions in the ten masterful volumes she has published over the past 40 years. But which book do you go to for which solution? Now, in this little volume, you can find the answers immediately. Information is arranged according to subject matter, with ample cross-referencing. How are you going to cook that small rib steak you brought home? You'll be guided to the quick saute as the best and fastest way.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1

by Julia Child Simone Beck Louisette Bertholle

This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety--all 524 recipes."Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere," wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, "with the right instruction." And here is the book that, for more than forty years, has been teaching Americans how.Mastering the Art of French Cooking is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food and 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 more than 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;* it adapts classical techniques, wherever possible, to modern American conveniences;* it shows Americans how to buy products, from any supermarket in the United States, that reproduce the exact taste and texture of the French ingredients, for example, equivalent meat cuts, the right beans for a cassoulet, or the appropriate fish and seafood for a bouillabaisse;* it offers suggestions for just the right accompaniment to each dish, including proper wines.Since there has never been a book as instructive and as workable as Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the techniques learned here can be applied to recipes in all other French cookbooks, making them infinitely more usable. In compiling the secrets of famous cordons bleus, the authors have produced a magnificent volume that is sure to find the place of honor in every kitchen in America.Bon appétit!

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2

by Julia Child

The sequel to the classic Mastering the Art of French CookingHere, from Julia Child and Simone Beck, is the sequel to the cooking classic that has inspired a whole American generation to new standards of culinary taste and artistry. On the principle that "mastering any art is a continuing process," they continued, during the years since the publication of the now-celebrated Volume One, to search out and sample new recipes among the classic dishes and regional specialties of France--cooking, conferring, tasting, revising, perfecting. Out of their discoveries they have made, for Volume Two, a brilliant selection of precisely those recipes that will not only add to the repertory but will, above all, bring the reader to a yet higher level of mastering the art of French cooking.This second volume enables Americans, working with American ingredients, in American kitchens, to achieve those incomparable flavors and aromas that bring up a rush of memories--of lunch at a country inn in Provence, of an evening at a great Paris restaurant, of the essential cooking of France.Among its many treasures:* the first authentic, successful recipe ever devised for making real French bread--the long, crunchy, yeasty, golden loaf that is like no other bread in texture and flavor--with American all-purpose flour and in an American home oven;* soups from the garden, chowders and bisques from the sea--including great fish stews from Provence, Normandy, and Burgundy; * meats from country kitchens to haute cuisine, in master recipes that demonstrate the special art of French meat cookery;* chickens poached (thirteen ways) and sauced;* vegetables alluringly combined and restored to a place of honor on the menu;* a lavish array of desserts, from the deceptively simple to the absolutely splendid.But perhaps the most remarkable achievement of this volume is that it will make Americans actually more expert than their French contemporaries in two supreme areas of cookery: baking and charcuterie.In France one can turn to the local bakery for fresh and expertly baked bread, or to neighborhood charcuterie for pâtés and terrines and sausages. Here, most of us have no choice but to create them for ourselves.And in this book, thanks to the ingenuity and untiring experimentation of Mesdames Child and Beck, we are given instructions so clear, so carefully tested, that now any American cook can make specialties that have hitherto been obtainable only from France's professional chefs and bakers. With the publication of Volume Two, one can select from a whole new range of dishes, from the French bread to a salted goose, from peasant ragoûts to royal Napoleons. Each of the new master recipes is worked out, step by infallible step, with the detail, exactness, and clarity that are the soul of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. And the many drawings--five times as many as in Volume One--are demonstrations in themselves, making the already clear instructions doubly clear.More than a million American families now own Volume One. For them and, in fact, for all who would master the art of French cooking, Julia Child and Simone Beck open up new worlds of expertise and good eating. Bon appétit!

Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume II

by Julia Child Simone Beck

The sequel to the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking Here, from Julia Child and Simone Beck, is the sequel to the cooking classic that has inspired a whole American generation to new standards of culinary taste and artistry. On the principle that "mastering any art is a continuing process," they continued, during the years since the publication of the now-celebrated Volume One, to search out and sample new recipes among the classic dishes and regional specialties of France--cooking, conferring, tasting, revising, perfecting. Out of their discoveries they have made, for Volume Two, a brilliant selection of precisely those recipes that will not only add to the repertory but will, above all, bring the reader to a yet higher level of mastering the art of French cooking. This second volume enables Americans, working with American ingredients, in American kitchens, to achieve those incomparable flavors and aromas that bring up a rush of memories--of lunch at a country inn in Provence, of an evening at a great Paris restaurant, of the essential cooking of France. Among its many treasures: * the first authentic, successful recipe ever devised for making real French bread--the long, crunchy, yeasty, golden loaf that is like no other bread in texture and flavor--with American all-purpose flour and in an American home oven; * soups from the garden, chowders and bisques from the sea--including great fish stews from Provence, Normandy, and Burgundy; * meats from country kitchens to haute cuisine, in master recipes that demonstrate the special art of French meat cookery; * chickens poached (thirteen ways) and sauced; * vegetables alluringly combined and restored to a place of honor on the menu; * a lavish array of desserts, from the deceptively simple to the absolutely splendid. But perhaps the most remarkable achievement of this volume is that it will make Americans actually more expert than their French contemporaries in two supreme areas of cookery: baking and charcuterie. In France one can turn to the local bakery for fresh and expertly baked bread, or to neighborhood charcuterieforpâtésandterrinesand sausages. Here, most of us have no choice but to create them for ourselves. And in this book, thanks to the ingenuity and untiring experimentation of Mesdames Child and Beck, we are given instructions so clear, so carefully tested, that now any American cook can make specialties that have hitherto been obtainable only from France's professional chefs and bakers. With the publication of Volume Two, one can select from a whole new range of dishes, from the French bread to a salted goose, from peasant ragoûtsto royal Napoleons. Each of the new master recipes is worked out, step by infallible step, with the detail, exactness, and clarity that are the soul of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. And the many drawings--five times as many as in Volume One--are demonstrations in themselves, making the already clear instructions doubly clear. More than a million American families now own Volume One. For them and, in fact, for all who would master the art of French cooking, Julia Child and Simone Beck open up new worlds of expertise and good eating. Bon appétit!

My Life in France

by Julia Child Alex Prud'Homme

Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia's unforgettable story - struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took them across the globe - unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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