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Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

    A Beautiful and Informative Cookbook

    I am such a fan of Julia Child's, especially after reading her biography recently. What an interesting, fascinating woman she was. Her personality shines through in this book, and her descriptions of the dishes she prepares are witty, funny and down to earth. Jacques Pepin puts his own spin on the same recipes with slightly different results, some of which I intend to try next. Anyone can easily learn to present a sauce, dessert, main course or an entire dinner. I have prepared three recipes so far, all of Julia's, fresh peas, sauteed mushrooms (delicious over rib eye steak!) and her special hamburger, which was better than any I have barbequed. It is also a beautiful book, with step by step color pictures for many of the recipes. A definite book to give as a gift to anyone you love, who also loves to cook.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2009

    Still waiting

    I ordered this in early November because it was listed as being in stock. I was later told that it was backordered and would ship on 12/17. It is now 12/27 and no book and no word on when I can expect it. A promise of a book is not a very nice gift for mom.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    Best of Julia & Jacques!

    Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home was a birthday gift back in 1999 when it was first released. It is a wonderful cookbook: well written, beautifully illustrated, good recipes and educational. It is still one of my favorites 10 years later. In fact, I just purchased two copies to give to friends as a gift. And, another friend who looked at my book is also going to purchase one for himself and one for each of his sisters. This cookbook is timeless and will remain a valuable reference for all cooks. Thank you Julia & Jacques! Bon Appetite!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    A Joy to Read

    It's fun to read the recipes -- even if I don't want to do all the work!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Nostalgia for home cooks loving cook shows.

    This is such a fun cookbook for those that recall the Julia Child years and want to share those with younger cooks who can still see Jacques on PBS. The recipes range from very complex to medium complexity but one could also order the DVD for the series and get hands-on guidance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    Too gourmet and time consuming

    This is not for everyday meals after you come home from working a full day. Too gourmet and fussy. Can you believe that Julia calls for white ground peppcorns on her fish so she won't see black specks? The ingredient lists are long, prep time is long, and cook times are long.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2000

    Brilliant and fun

    I have long considered Julia Child the epitome of cooking instructors. She not only explains what to do, but does it so well that you can see her hands moving as you read her instructions. With this book, I am also introduced to Chef Jacques Pepin. This is also the first time that I have seen a cookbook with two different methods/ideas on the same recipe, and it works. I find myself taking something from both of them and building my own skills at the same time.

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    Posted December 27, 2009

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