Mastering the Art of French Cooking Boxed Set: Volumes 1 and 2 Hardcover – Dec 1 2009
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Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California. She graduated from Smith College and worked for the OSS during World War II in Ceylon and China, where she met Paul Child. After they were married they lived in Paris, where Ms. Child studied at the Cordon Bleu and taught cooking with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, with whom she wrote the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961).
In 1963 Boston’s WGBH launched The French Chef television series, which made Julia Child a national celebrity, earning her the Peabody Award in 1965 and an Emmy in 1966. Her subsequent public television shows—Julia Child & Company (1978), Julia Child & More Company (1980), Cooking with Master Chefs (1993), In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs (1995), Baking with Julia (1996), and her one-on-one collaboration with Jacques Pépin, Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (1999)—were all accompanied by books of the same names. The Way to Cook, her magnum opus, was published in 1989, and in 2000 she gave us Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom, a distillation of her years of cooking experience. Her memoir, My Life in France, was published posthumously in 2006. She died in 2004.
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I have used it to look things up quickly and it has been helpful - the parts I have actually sat down and took the time to read have been excellent - I am learning tidbits of information and the proper "how to's" that make the process much easier and satisfying as the results are better. I consider myself a pretty experienced "home cook" and I have found them to be a great resource. If you are just new to cooking you will find it that much more beneficial!!
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The first recipe I made was Julia's "Boeuf Bourguignonne." I was a bit intimidated reading over the ingredient list, but the stew turned out delicious; I'm a college student without much experience in the kitchen, so this goes to show how clear and complete the instructions are. I would heartily recommend the collection to any food lover, old and new alike.
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Great books. starting from the beginning that has an excellent basis about Julia Child and French cooking. Wonderful recipes. can't wait to start cooking!Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
I could hear Julia's voice while reading some recipes. Bought this as a gift for my Daughter. When I flipped through the books there were hardly and pictures (that would have... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patrick B.
You can't beat this old classic for some great recipes. They do take time however and beware of the kitchen equipment that will follow once you start reading.Published 7 months ago by Paul Arthorne
Absolutely beautiful books. The classic recipes all in these beautiful volumes. Very fun to read through if you like cooking, makes a wonderful gift. Read morePublished 15 months ago by indigocake
Wonderful books. The first recipe I tried was a bit ambitious and it turned into a train wreck due to overcooking. It became fuel, rather than food! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Chris Potter
Bien qu'il existe des milliers et des milliers de livres de recettes, on ne peut pas passer à côté de cette bible.Published 19 months ago by A. Paquet