James Beard was a pioneer in teaching cooking to Americans, and that The James Beard Cookbook has sold over 1.5 million copies is a testament to his enduring popularity. He uses simple language and instructions for making a variety of standard dishes—such as how to master an omelet—that you don’t even realize you’re learning a new technique since you’re too busy cooking.
Beard’s classic is one of the building blocks for a basic, all-purpose cookbook collection. Beard’s no-frills, no-nonsense approach makes this cookbook an especially good gift for bachelors, singles, or cooking-challenged boyfriends and girlfriends!
“This is a basic cookbook. It is intended to help two sorts of people. First, those who are just beginning to cook and say they don’t even know how to boil water and second, those who have been trying to cook for a while and wonder why their meals don’t taste like mother’s cooking or the food in good restaurants. Good food has a magic appeal. You may grow old, even ugly, but if you are a good cook people will always find the path to your door.”—James Beard, 1959
Categories - All Purpose, General