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James Beard, one of America's greatest authorities on food and one of our best loved chefs, put practically everything he learned about cooking into this single magnificent--now classic--volume. Here is Beard's very best, including more than 1,500 of his favorite and most successful recipes, as well as his advice on dozens of cooking questions. 144 illus.
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Overview

James Beard, one of America's greatest authorities on food and one of our best loved chefs, put practically everything he learned about cooking into this single magnificent--now classic--volume. Here is Beard's very best, including more than 1,500 of his favorite and most successful recipes, as well as his advice on dozens of cooking questions. 144 illus.
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James Beard has become an American institution. The James Beard Foundation, housed in the late culinary master's home in New York's Greenwich Village, has become the center of American cuisine through its in-house dinners, awards, and generosity to young chefs. Any book by James Beard is an absolute essential to a serious cook's library. Still in print you will find Beard on Bread, James Beard's American Cookery, James Beard's New Fish Cookery, and James Beard's Menus for Entertaining. But don't pass by any out-of-print book you can find (either through our search or your own) written by or coauthored by James Beard.
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One of America's greatest food authorities and best-loved chefs included nearly everything he knew about cooking in this magnificent book. A collection of the master's very best regional and national recipes, plus advice on dozens of cooking questions. B&W illus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883659588
  • Publisher: BBS Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Pages: 877
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 2.43 (d)

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    someone forgot to proofread the upload

    I uploaded this to my nook app on my ipad and was welcomed with tons of problems...like amounts in the ingredients list for recipes that say simply "?"
    ie. pg. 577 for hot water pie crust:
    2 cups sifted all-purpose flour,
    1 teaspoon salt,
    ? cup boiling water,
    ? cup lard, butter, or shortening...
    and word typo that yielded humorous results:
    page 534 in Pastes, (should be pastas?): Continue kneading mother 8 to 10 minutes...
    let me know when you can update this disaster for me.

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  • Posted October 18, 2009

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    One of the best cook books I have ever used.

    James Beard collected recipes from all over the country, converted them to modern appliances and measurements and published them with a witty, intelligent writing style. I have used this book as a reference and educational tool for 20 years. I am buying the ebook to reread it for the wit and humor of Mr. Beard.

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