Peer over Julia Child's shoulder as she improvises variations on favorite recipes, in this compendium of her own kitchen notes. The book—from the chef who inspired the author of Julie and Julia to change her life through cooking—is written not from tradition but from years of experience and invention in the kitchen.
"This slender book from the doyenne of gourmet cooking is a boon for those who need a refresher course in, or a handy source for, basics. These notes come from Child's own kitchen notebook, years in the making. Generally, each recipe is included in 'master' form with numerous variations; for example, a section on potatoes explains the ins and outs of Mashed Potatoes, as well as provides a recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Child's voice is always welcome, and never more so than when she is providing no-muss-no-fuss advice like this."—Publishers Weekly