Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking

Julia Child, Author, David Nussbaum, With Alfred A. Knopf $26.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-375-41151-9
This slender book from the doyenne of gourmet cooking is a boon for those who need a refresher course in, or a handy source for, basics. These notes come from Child's own kitchen notebook, years in the making. Generally, each recipe is included in ""master"" form with numerous variations; for example, a section on potatoes explains the ins and outs of Mashed Potatoes, as well as provides a recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Child's voice is always welcome, and never more so than when she is providing no-muss-no-fuss advice like this. A quick section on dried beans covers soaking as well as cooking in a pressure cooker or Crock-Pot, and some more esoteric treats, such as homemade bread and souffl s, have their place here. Helpful tips proliferate throughout: Sea Scallops Saut ed with Garlic and Herbs are followed by a paragraph on scallops that exude too much juice, and a section on tarts explains how to prebake a shell. Even Hamburgers (plain and flavored) are covered here. (Nov. 19)
Reviewed on: 11/13/2000
Release date: 11/01/2000
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 216 pages - 978-0-375-43093-0
Paperback - 135 pages - 978-0-375-71185-5
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