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Jill Prescott's Ecole de Cuisine: Professional Cooking for the Home Chef Hardcover – March 1, 2001

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Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Prescott runs a cooking school in Wisconsin, and her public-television cooking show has just begun appearing nationwide. In a good introductory section (which is also opinionated she regards canned broth, for example, as "swill"), she covers ingredients, equipment, and techniques, then follows with the recipes that make up the core of her school's curriculum, from stocks and "master" sauces through desserts. Although the chapters are referred to as lessons, and the recipes are detailed and precisely written, this is more a collection of well-known classic French and Italian recipes than a cooking course. For larger libraries, or as demand dictates.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Jill Prescott's Ecole de Cuisine offers its readers a brief but comprehensive cooking course starting with stocks, sauces, and breads and continuing through soups, meats, and seafoods through desserts. Prescott offers basic introductions to each cooking technique she intends to illustrate. The chef-teacher takes this course national on public television this year, so those seeking grounding in classic cooking technique as developed by the French will appreciate having the book behind the television series. Mark Knoblauch
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580082904
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580082907
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,254,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Jill Prescott's Ecole De Cuisine is primarily a book for her fans: those who've seen her on tv and have seen enough of her to interpret her "wit" as indeed, wit, and not blatent food snobbery. Those who have not yet matched voice, expression and personality to the text, will likely be left out in the cold. Even having watched the show a couple times, I found myself having to set aside my irritation with her tone to get ahead to the recipes.
Jill does indeed know what she's been taught, does it well, and teaches it well. Her book is well put together, the organization great, presentation lovely... sturdy, reliable French Technique, the recipes solid. However, those who are fans of Julia Child and Jacques Pepin will find it redundant and lacking the earthy "come into my kitchen and make yourself at home" hospitality of their writing. You are clearly on one side of the table with Jill and you are there to learn, not contribute.
A word to the wise: if you're dieting or on a cholesterol or any other special needs diet, this is not the book for you. It is not designed to work around any dietary needs, but to present French Cooking in it's traditional (and best) form: rich & without skimping on the fat.
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The recipes are easy to follow and delicious. It is a welcome addition to my cookbook collection. Check it out!
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Jill Prescott is an excellent writer and chef. Everyone who likes to cook should have a copy of her book!
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I bought the book after watching Jill Prescott's PBS series. The recipes are just as good as the show. Everything is clear and well written. I have great success with all the recipes. I like her straightforward approach to the classics. This is one of my favorite books. She is a superb teacher both on TV and in her book!
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By T. Borden on September 13, 2004
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Wow! What an awesome cookbook. I'm a collector who actually uses my cookbooks, and I have to say this is one of my most used cookbooks by far! I found this in a bargain store and I have to say it is definitely worth buying even at full price! The chicken breasts stuffed w/pine nuts and spinach was awesome, and is the favorite of my childrens meals including the pickest child of all! I used the filling as an appetizer in pie crusts that I made into cresents..also very good (served w/a mustard dipping sauce)!

The Pork chops w/carmalized apples, calvados, cider and cream..mmmmmmm! I tried w/apple brandy to make sure we liked it before splurging on the imported Calvados,..MY SUGGESTION..go ahead and splurge the first time around, you won't be disapointed! My kids liked the reduction better before adding the cream, but both were delicious!

There are so many fun and delicious recipes in this book that are so easy you will impress your friends and family with these recipes! I can't wait for Jill Prescott's next cookbook. She also has a website you can check out! :) If I lived closer I would be taking her cooking classes.
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I recently purchased this book after watching Jill Prescott on PBS in Fort Meyers. I LOVE the book as much as the show. The directions are clear and easy to follow. I am making sauces with stellar results. I have had so many failures due to bad instructions. I feel that this book is well written by an expert that has a solid knowledge of her craft. She even wrote back to me after I emailed her on her website with a question that I had about something she did on a show. This is one of my favorite books. EVERYTHING turns out! It's packed with good information. Jill doesn't talk above the novice but makes it easy for us to learn.
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