To help out readers who lack the most basic knowledge, she organizes the book by techniques rather than by ingredients. Soups are first, a relatively unintimidating choice to build confidence through delicious results such as true French Onion Soup and a contemporary Black Bean Gazpacho. Next come breads, updated to use a food processor to cut the kneading time. The fish chapter covers broiling a salmon steak and creating a sophisticated Crown Mousse of Trout. Chapters on poultry, meats, vegetables, and desserts are equally ample and wide-ranging.
When The Way to Cook was published in 1989, it accompanied a television series. A related set of videotapes, the first to teach cooking comprehensively, was offered simultaneously. However, more than 600 color photos in this book make it fully complete on its own.
The Way to Cook is a good reference volume, a useful gift, and a handsome way to follow Julia's career as she transformed from a French classicist to the ever-evolving, always clear and reliable teacher we have come to adore. --Dana Jacobi
Great book and I have had great success with many of the recipes.Published 2 months ago by Patricia Eeles
This is the way to cook yourself into an early grave a la Paula Dean, only French-style. Give this style of cooking a pass and save your life.Published 16 months ago by Eric R Fisher
exellent buy for the money, dont need to learn much to make it an great value, will go back for morePublished on Dec 24 2012 by bry
What can I say about Julia Child? This is really dated now, of course; kind of a lowbrow "Joy of Cooking", but still a very thorough cooking reference. Read morePublished on March 29 2009 by Thea J. Willgress
Yes, it's the bible of cooking. Its like a degree at the culinary institute. However, its not an easy book to cook from. Read morePublished on March 14 2004 by granger
I am an avid cook, and home baker. I also have an extensive collection of cookbooks.
Some cookbooks, French Laundry, Aquavit, Amuse Bouche, and the like are beautiful books,... Read more
If you could only have one cook book, this would be it. Excellent gift for people who don't or can't cook as well as for more experienced cooks. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2003 by Peter Bradshaw