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Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol Two - 1975

Here, from Julia Child and Simone Beck, is the smash sequel to the 1961 cooking classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, a culinary phenomenon that has inspired a whole American generation to new standards of taste and artistry in French cuisine. This copy, an early ninth printing, has been signed by both Julia Child and her husband Paul, who illustrated recipes throughout the book. In very good+ condition, with good dust jacket.

On the principle that “mastering any art is a continuing process,” Julia and Simone continued, during the years since the publication of the now-celebrated Volume One, to search out and sample new recipes among the classic dishes and regional specialties of France—cooking, conferring, tasting, revising, perfecting. Among their discoveries for Volume Two is a brilliant selection of precisely those recipes that will not only add to the repertory but will, above all, bring the reader to a yet higher level of mastering the art of French cooking.

Volume Two enables Americans, working with American ingredients, in American kitchens, to achieve those incomparable flavors and aromas that bring up a rush of memories—of lunch at a country inn in Provence, of an evening at a great Paris restaurant, of the essential cooking of France.