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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) - by Julia Child & Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck (Mixed Media Product)

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From historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas, this beautiful work, with more than 100 instructive illustrations, leads the cook infallibly through each essential step of a recipe to its final creation.



Book Synopsis



Perfect for any fan of Julia Child--and any lover of French food--this boxed set brings together the two volumes of the acclaimed best-selling classic cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

What a cookbook should be: packed with sumptuous recipes, detailed instructions, and precise line drawings. Some of the instructions look daunting, but as Child herself says in the introduction, 'If you can read, you can cook.' --Entertainment Weekly

Volume One contains 524 recipes for the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas.

Volume Two presents a brilliant selection of 257 additional recipes that not only add to the home cook's repertoire but, above all, bring them to a new level of mastery.

Taken together, these two books are a stunning feat of cookbook literature, and Julia Child's most beloved works.



From the Back Cover



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.



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Praise for Julia Child and Mastering the Art of French Cooking

"Julia Child paved the way for Chez Panisse and so many others by demystifying French food and by reconnecting pleasure and delight with cooking and eating at the table. She brought forth a culture of American ingredients and gave us all the confidence to cook with them in the pursuit of flavor." --Alice Waters, Chez Panisse

"Mastering the Art of French Cooking was one of my first introductions to my foundation of understanding the art of French cooking. The combination of reading Julia's book, working in the kitchen, and watching her television shows helped lead me to my beginnings in serious cuisine. Julia is . . . the grande dame of cooking, who has touched all of our lives with her immense respect and appreciation of cuisine." --Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's Restaurant

"Julia has slowly but surely altered our way of thinking about food. She has taken the fear out of the term 'haute cuisine.' She has increased gastronomic awareness a thousandfold by stressing the importance of good foundation and technique, and she has elevated our consciousness to the refined pleasures of dining. Through the years her shows have kept me in rapt attention, and her humor has kept me in stitches. She is a national treasure, a culinary trendsetter, and a born educator beloved by all." --Thomas Keller, The French Laundry

"Julia freed the American public from their fears of cooking French. By doing so, she greatly expanded the audience for all serious food writers. Her demystification prepared that public for the rest of us. I believe that the television shows based on that landmark book did even more to encourage reluctant cooks to try their hands . . . much to our benefit." --Mimi Sheraton

"1961 A.D. Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking is published. Her black-and-white TV show on WGBH in Boston soon follows. Child is one of the great teachers of the millennium: She is intelligent and charismatic, and her undistinguished manual skills are not daunting to her viewers. An entire generation of ambitious American home cooks is instantly born." --Jeffrey Steingarten



About the Author



JULIA CHILD, a native of California and a Smith College graduate; Simone ("Simca") Beck, French-born and -educated; and Louisette Bertholle, half French and half American, educated in both countries, represented an even blending of the two backgrounds and were singularly equipped to write about French cooking for Americans. Child studied at Paris's famous Cordon Bleu, and all three authors worked under various distinguished French chefs. In 1951 they started their own cooking school in Paris, L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes, at the same time that Mastering the Art of French Cooking was taking shape. After that, Simone Beck published two cookbooks, Simca's Cuisine in 1972 and New Menus from Simca's Cuisine in 1979, and she continued to teach cooking in France until her death in 1991. Louisette Bertholle also had several cookery books published. 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. Several public television shows and numerous cookbooks followed. She died in 2004.
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Series Title: Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Sub-Genre: Regional & Ethnic
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Format: Mixed Media Product
Author: Julia Child & Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2022
TCIN: 11922383
UPC: 9780307593528
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-3787
Origin: Made in the USA
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Q: I was wondering what year this was published? what does mixed media mean?

submitted by Teesha - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi, Teesha! Regarding your question about the Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) - by Julia Child & Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck (Mixed Media Product): It was published on December of 2009. Mixed media in books usually means there is a DVD or CD with the item, based on my research, it only comes with these two books, I'll submit some feedback to double check and get the title corrected if wrong. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact your local Target store.

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Q: Are the books in this set hardcover or paper back?

submitted by Kimberly - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi, Kimberly! Regarding your question about the Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) - by Julia Child & Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck (Mixed Media Product): These are hardcover books. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

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Q: Is this two-volume set brand new?

submitted by Roxy - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi, Roxy! Regarding your question about the Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) - by Julia Child & Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck (Mixed Media Product): This listing is for a new version of this box set. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Target.com at 1-800-591-3869 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

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4.6 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
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Love us some Julia!

5 out of 5 stars
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Tee - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
What can I say? It was written by Julia Child after all! My daughter, who previously had NO desire to cook, got married two years ago and has started cooking up a storm. She started cooking some impressive recipes and mentioned how much she respected Julia Child. I bought this for her as a birthday gift and she was SO excited! These cookbooks are so much more than just recipes. They have some of the best tips in the industry and she has already benefited from this gift. I highly recommend these books to anyone who wants to branch out from their mom's Betty Crocker cookbook (no disrespect intended because I love my BC!)
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Best Gift Ever Mom!

5 out of 5 stars
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Maria - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Gift to daughter and she loved it. She loves Julia Child. She made a dish of Julia Child and loved it and lost the on line site recipe. Now she has the books with all the recipes.
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