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
Love this cookbook! I also bought the Way to cook dvd's, which are so helpful.Published 13 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Diane
so easy to use and understand. in contrast to some of Julia's books, very easy to followPublished 1 month 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 1 month ago by JB
This is Julia Child at her best. All of her stuff is excellent, but this is simply the distallation of her entire career, the book she wrote at the top of her game, the book that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael T. Lawson
This luxury of a book was a gift to me from my mother-in-law, now departed and sorely missed. As a cocktail table book I turned the pages and admired and aspired. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sylther Tithe
Love this book it was in great shape and I bought two more as presents. A must have in every kitchen!Published 5 months ago by Tara G.