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    Description"This isn't just any cookery book. This is Mastering the Art of French Cooking and it's a book that is a statement, not of culinary intent, but of aspiration, a commitment to a certain sort of good life, a certain sort of world-view; a votive object implying taste and appetite and a little je ne sais quoi. Julia Child's books are a triumph, and also a trophy". (A.A. Gill, "The Times"). This is the bestselling classic guide to French cooking with over 1000 clear authentic and delicious recipes for every key French dish from Boeuf Bourguignon to the perfect croissant. And now to celebrate its 50th anniversary Penguin have reset and redesigned the text and there is a special anniversary introduction from Julia Child. Published in time for Mother's Day, this boxset with its two beautiful hardback volumes will become the essential ingredient for any cultivated kitchen.

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    Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volumes 1 & 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julia Child
    Physical properties
    Format: Multiple copy pack
    Number of pages: 1300
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 92 mm
    Weight: 2,550 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846143656
    ISBN 10: 1846143659

    BIC E4L: FOO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.1
    DC22: 641.5944
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    BIC subject category V2: WBN
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24540
    BISAC V2.8: CKB034000
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    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    03 March 2011
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    Author Information
    Julia Child revolutionised cooking in the US and this was the cookbook that launched her career. Having studied at Paris's famous Cordon Bleu, and worked under various distinguished French chefs, In 1951 Julia Child started her own cooking school in Paris, L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes, with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, and the three women started compiling the first volume of this cookbook. Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published in 1961 and was an instant hit. When Julia Child later appeared on the television series The French Chef she and the book became even more popular. Fifty years later it remains the classic work on French cooking.
    Review quote
    The most instructive book on fine French cooking written in the English language Elizabeth David It will gladden the heart of all good cooks ... an alchemist's stone which enables any cook to turn base ingredients into gold -- Caroline Conran Sunday Times As close to a divine text as you can get -- Matthew Fort Guardian
    Back cover copy
    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.
    Flap copy
    Revised edition of the classic cookbook, originally published in 1961.