James Beard's Simple Foods

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In the early 1970s, James Beard was approached by American Way, American Airlines' in-flight magazine, to write a monthly column in the form of a series of cooking lessons. He agreed, finally writing seventy columns for the magazine, thirty-nine of which are collected for the first time in James Beard's Simple Foods. Loosely organized under the headings "Beard's Basics," "Preparing and Cooking A to Z," and "Holiday Specials," these engaging essays, all written in the hands-on, unpretentious style for which James ...
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In the early 1970s, James Beard was approached by American Way, American Airlines' in-flight magazine, to write a monthly column in the form of a series of cooking lessons. He agreed, finally writing seventy columns for the magazine, thirty-nine of which are collected for the first time in James Beard's Simple Foods. Loosely organized under the headings "Beard's Basics," "Preparing and Cooking A to Z," and "Holiday Specials," these engaging essays, all written in the hands-on, unpretentious style for which James Beard was best known and most admired, range in topics covering the difference between larding and barding, as well as how to sear, glaze, and dredge; how to make sense of the various cuts of beef, from brisket and shank to the loin and rib roast; the basics of baking bread; how to eat raw oysters; and even how to make ice cream and sherbet at home. In addition to Beard's one-of-a-kind advice, there are more than ninety recipes, including two for chili, both of which are meant to be piled over a frankfurter to create a Coney Island Red Hot; how to make your own corned beef and pastrami; gooseberry cobbler; heartwarming Christmastime recipes for eggnog and grog; and much more. Throughout, Beard recalls people, places, and foods from his childhood in Oregon's apple country to shopping in San Francisco's Chinatown for fresh seafood, all of which makes James Beard's Simple Foods necessary and delightful reading for all food lovers.

In the early 1970s, Beard was approached by American Way, American Airlines' inflight magazine, to write a monthly column in the form of a series of cooking lessons. He agreed, and ended up writing 70 columns for the magazine, collected here in book form for the first time. Line drawings throughout.

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Barbara Jacobs
In the 1970s, the late, great master of the food universe, James Beard, was a food columnist for American Airlines' in-flight magazine. Now 40 of those articles have been gathered into book form to preserve the legacy and personality of Beard. Almost every chapter includes at least one recipe, written, however, in a conversational patter that's soothing to beginners and revealing to advanced cooks. The subjects are simple, and include whimsical definitions of terms (poaching is done "at a feeble ebullition"), homilies on fruits and vegetables, the ins of outdoor cooking, and the pleasures of glorious breakfasts, among them. His humor is contagious; it's easy to chuckle at his denigration of contemporary pies ("fruit between two sheets") and downright sensible to smile at his explanation of assembling a charcoal fire ("you don't have to build a funeral pyre to grill properly"). A wise and witty voice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780025080706
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Pages: 288

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