Food for thought
Top three cook books – James Beard and Julia ChildAugust 14th, 2011 at Sun, 14th, 2011 at 11:52 am by dennisbox
I picked up “James Beard’s Theory and Practice of Good Cooking” at the Enumclaw Friends of the Library book sale and it is one of the three best cook books I have.
My top three are the James Beard book, and Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and “The Way to Cook.”
The cool thing about Beard’s book is whomever owned it prior to me made copious notes on nearly every page.
This person was a very good writer and cook. I believe it was a woman and a very interesting person. I would love to know who it was.
Beard’s book has some of the best basic techniques for sauces and virtually everything else, and his clear opinions on food and cooking are the best.
Julia Child is simply a stable. I also TIVO all her shows. I just can’t get enough of her.