The classic, must-have American cookbook from one of our greatest authorities on food.
James Beard was the "dean of American cookery" (New York Times), and he put practically everything he learned about cooking into this single magnificent--now classic--cookbook. JAMES BEARD'S AMERICAN COOKERY includes more than fifteen hundred of his favorite and most successful recipes, as well as advice on dozens of cooking questions, from choosing meats and vegetables to preserving fruit and making real cheeseburgers. A celebration of the roots of cooking in the American style, this repackaged edition features the original text and color illustrations, and a new foreword by Tom Colicchio. Like Mastering the Art of French Cooking and The Joy of Cooking, it is a standard reference no kitchen is complete without.
Simply the best, most comprehensive collection of basic American recipes. I've used it, in paper, for years. Totally reliable. Some background information too, but not enough to interfere with clear, ample instructions.
One word brilliant
As I say just brilliant