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Baking with Julia: Savor the Joys of Baking with America's Best Bakers Hardcover – November 4, 1996
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Television cooking shows are occasionally moderately entertaining to watch, but as sources for usable recipes and good cooking ideas, they are hit or miss at best. Cookbooks based on cooking shows are even less likely to be useful in the kitchen. One shining exception is Julia Child's "Master Chef" series. One of the best cooking shows ever produced, it also yielded some wonderful cookbooks, including Cooking With Master Chefs. The latest is Baking With Julia, which features the creations of 26 top bakers. All are artists with flour, eggs, butter, and the other ingredients of their craft. Writer Dorie Greenspan is a master at her craft as well. The paste for eclairs, she writes, is transformed from "ordinary-looking batter" into "a puffed pastry that appears to be threatening flight." It's all definitely good enough to eat.
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Julia Child's newest TV series is a 39-part "full course in the art of baking." Here Greenspan (Waffles from Morning to Midnight) delivers the textbook for the course. The syllabus is comprehensive, covering breads, morning pastries, cakes, cookies, pies and savory pastries. The French classics?baguette, croissant, genoise, savarin, madeleines?are all present, but so are focaccia, pita, cobbler, rugelach and biscotti. This variety owes much to 27 "baker-professors" called on to instruct in their specialties. Steve Sullivan creates artisanal baguettes and couronnes; Beatrice Ojakangas prepares Danish Pastry and Swedish Limpa; Alice Medrich presents a Chocolate Ruffle Cake; Jeffrey Alfond and Naomi Duguid bake Persian Nan and other flatbreads; Lauren Groveman makes bagels and bialys; and Martha Stewart crafts a wedding cake decorated with marzipan fruit. Greenspan presents the nearly 200 recipes in classic Julia style; each recipe is clear, complete and comes with preparation and storage information. But the student-baker will need equipment and patience to match their efforts: many recipes rely on a heavy duty mixer, and some techniques will take repeated effort to master. For the ambitious, the adventurous and the simply appreciative, Baking with Julia is a course worth taking and a cookbook worth owning. BOMC/Good Cook selection; author (Ms. Child) tour.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I give 4 stars just because I love Julia.
Be warned: slight deviations from instructions guarantee failure, but at least you know - finally - what you're doing wrong.
still benefit from Julia and Dorie. Glad that I purchased a copy for myself.
i've been struggling with various bread recipes for years, and had YET to really make a very nice loaf of Plain White/Wheat bread. This book...i Finally did it...first try out!
They give nice little blurbs about the recipe and some no fail tips and then proceed to the recipe.
If you follow the tips and ingredients they are practically No Fail!!
Man i Love her. i Love this Book. if you are anxious to make Great -fancy and basic- baked goods GET THIS BOOK. and quite frankly i dont think it matters What you pay for it...its SO worth the $$. This now has a place as a Primary cook Book in my home!
New fangled doesn't necessarily translate to good. I'm glad this is a book. Julia was a pioneer in TV cooking shows. She first brought French technique and then later, additional chefs, recipes and techniques to PBS TV. Most young people have no clue about cooking shows and PBS. Graham Kerr.....who? LOL