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Mastering the Art of French Cooking question

Well - i have the very same question more than 3 years later.

After consulting Wiki I found that there have only been two revisions, one in 1983 and the other in the 40th anniversary edition...

Volume 1 covers the basics of French cooking, striking as much of a balance as possible between the complexities of haute cuisine and the practicalities of the American home cook. ... This volume has been through many printings and has been reissued twice with revisions, first in 1983 with updates for changes in kitchen practice (especially the food processor), and then in 2003 as a 40th anniversary edition with an introduction giving a history of the book.

Some classic French baking is also included, but baking got a much more thorough treatment in Volume 2, which was published in 1970 after Bertholle had gone on to other projects. Also covered is breadmaking, which Child and Beck studied under Professor Raymond Calvel, at the time one of France's recognized experts on bread, and charcuterie. Coryn's illustrations in the second volume were built on photographic work done by Paul Child.

Dec 28, 2010
etalerman in Home Cooking

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

Be very careful about the planks you use. Look for untreated, kiln dried, FSC Certified planks. My favorite provider of planks is Fire and Flavor ( They have planks in multiple sizes so choose the smaller planks for an individual serving or put multiple servings on the larger plank. The thicker planks can be used many times as long as you have controlled your grill's heat and haven't charred all the way through. And try different types of wood as each imparts a wonderfully different flavor. If you are new to planking - the CEO of Fire and Flavor - Gena Knox, has written a fantastic cookbook that provides hints and tips and recipes for perfect planking (and more). There are also recipes and tips for plank grilling on the site. Have fun - this is an amazing way to add flavor to food without adding any calories!

Jun 09, 2009
etalerman in Recipes

The pizza stinks around here!

Our favorite Pizza place out this way will feed in to your Port Chester obsession. Try T&J's Pizza and Pasta on Westchester Avenue. Enjoy a quick slice, order a whole pie or take some time to eat in the sit-down restaurant to experience great, family-style dishes, friendly service and a great value. Tuesday through Thursday there are some amazing prix fix specials.