To help out readers who lack the most basic knowledge, she organizes the book by techniques rather than by ingredients. Soups are first, a relatively unintimidating choice to build confidence through delicious results such as true French Onion Soup and a contemporary Black Bean Gazpacho. Next come breads, updated to use a food processor to cut the kneading time. The fish chapter covers broiling a salmon steak and creating a sophisticated Crown Mousse of Trout. Chapters on poultry, meats, vegetables, and desserts are equally ample and wide-ranging.
When The Way to Cook was published in 1989, it accompanied a television series. A related set of videotapes, the first to teach cooking comprehensively, was offered simultaneously. However, more than 600 color photos in this book make it fully complete on its own.
The Way to Cook is a good reference volume, a useful gift, and a handsome way to follow Julia's career as she transformed from a French classicist to the ever-evolving, always clear and reliable teacher we have come to adore. --Dana Jacobi
Fantastic reference that is still relevant today. Master recipe indicators and an easily-read layout make this book a pleasure to use, browse and keep!Published 19 days ago by S. Johnson
If I were stranded on an island and could have only one cookbook, this would be the one. It is the one cookbook that never leaves my kitchen countertop. Read morePublished 28 days ago by NewEnglandScene
Love this cookbook! I also bought the Way to cook dvd's, which are so helpful.Published 1 month ago by LN
I wanted a cook book by Julia Child and I am glad I ordered it. this is a classic and a must have for any cooking libraryPublished 2 months ago by Nita
This book started my passion for cooking. I pull it out every holiday to make the perfect meal, and it never disappoints.Published 2 months ago by Diane
so easy to use and understand. in contrast to some of Julia's books, very easy to followPublished 3 months ago by Mary Ann St.Peter
Simply the best book to start learning to cook with, period. This book really changed the way I walk into a kitchen and how I approach meals. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JB