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Mastering the Art of French Cooking by  Julia  Louisette; CHILD - Hardcover - BCE - [c.1961-1975] - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 79415)

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking

by BECK, Simone; BERTHOLLE, Louisette; CHILD, Julia

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good with no dust jacket. [c.1961-1975]. BCE. Hardcover. A full-sized book club edition of the authors' much admired guide to preparation of French cuisine, later followed by a second volume. This work propelled Julia Child and her co-authors to worldwide fame. Includes illustrations by Sidonie Coryn. With an extensive index. Volume bears 1961 date but could have been published c.1961-1975. --- In fleurs-de-lis patterned full cloth-covered boards. Jacket with Paul Child photo of the authors and Chef Paul Bugnard preparing a dish. --- With a chewed top front cover and jacket corner, and insertion of acidic paper item has left a stain to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean firm copy. Bright jacket with slight soiling and in removable mylar protector.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xvi, 726 pages .


Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by American author Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle, both of France. Written for the American market, it was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1961 (Volume 1) and 1970 (Volume 2). Widely credited with bringing French cuisine into the American home, it has since become a standard in the culinary world. Originally, a third volume was planned but Child lost interest in the project as her television career took off and so Simone Beck published separately what would have been the third volume as Simca's Cuisine .

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking
BECK, Simone; BERTHOLLE, Louisette; CHILD, Julia
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second hand - Very Good with no dust jacket
Alfred A. Knopf
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New York
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book club edition
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