Beard on Food by James Beard

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In Beard on Food, one of America's great culinary thinkers and teachers collects his best essays, ranging from the perfect hamburger to the pleasures of oxtails, from salad dressing to Sauce Diable. The result is not just a compendium of fabulous recipes and delicious bites of writing. It's a philosophy of food-unfussy, wide-ranging, erudite, and propelled by Beard's exuberance and sense of fun.
In a series of short, charming essays, with recipes printed in a contrasting color (as they were in the beloved original edition), Beard follows his many enthusiasms, demonstrating how to make everyday foods into delicious meals. Covering meats, vegetables, fish, herbs, and kitchen tools, Beard on Food is both an invaluable reference for cooks and a delightful read for armchair enthusiasts.
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Praise for James Beard:

"In matters of the palate James Beard is absolutely to be trusted…He is always on target."-Chicago Tribune

"James Beard has done more than anybody else to popularize good food in America."-New York Times

"Beard was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table."-Craig Claiborne

"Too much of James Beard can never be enough for me."-Gael Greene

About James Beard

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Often referred to as the dean of American cookery, James Beard authored dozens of books on cooking and food before his death in 1985. Today, his Greenwich Village town house is home to the James Beard Foundation, the country's preeminent performance space and center for the culinary arts.Mark Bittman is a food columnist for the New York Times Magazine and an opinion columnist. He previously wrote the "Minimalist" column for the New York Times dining section for over 13 years. His recent books include Food Matters and The Food Matters Cookbook. He is also the author of the bestselling cookbook How to Cook Everything, among others.
Published December 10, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 354 pages
Genres: Cooking, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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