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The James Beard Cookbook

by James Beard

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This award-winning cookbook by the man who reigned as the country's foremost food expert has been a favorite with beginning and advanced cooks for four decades. James Beard provides a comprehensive collection of basic recipes, both American and international, for appetizers, bread, fish, fruit, pasta, poultry, salads, sauces, vegetables, souffles, and much more. In addition, Beard shares tried-and-true tips about ingredients, preparation, and cooking techniques that he taught in his famous classes. The James Beard Cookbook remains a timeless collection of simple recipes that will surely inspire a whole new generation of cooks. "There is not a gastronomic cliche in the book."--Craig Claiborne, New York Times "If a cook were limited to one cookbook, this should be it."--Los Angeles Times… (more)

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A general overview of standard, American home cooking and as such extremely disappointing. The scope is short, no subject seems adequately covered and there is little general culinary advice. This book sits on my shelf gathering dust while The Joy of Cooking gets used. ( )
  capttwinky | Nov 28, 2006 |
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This award-winning cookbook by the man who reigned as the country's foremost food expert has been a favorite with beginning and advanced cooks for four decades. James Beard provides a comprehensive collection of basic recipes, both American and international, for appetizers, bread, fish, fruit, pasta, poultry, salads, sauces, vegetables, souffles, and much more. In addition, Beard shares tried-and-true tips about ingredients, preparation, and cooking techniques that he taught in his famous classes. The James Beard Cookbook remains a timeless collection of simple recipes that will surely inspire a whole new generation of cooks. "There is not a gastronomic cliche in the book."--Craig Claiborne, New York Times "If a cook were limited to one cookbook, this should be it."--Los Angeles Times

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