BAKING WITH JULIA, INSCRIBED BY JULIA CHILD
(CHILD, Julia) GREENSPAN, Dorie. Baking with Julia. Based on the PBS Series Hosted by Julia Child. New York: William Morrow, (1996). Quarto, original cream paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of this splendid cookbook companion to the Baking with Julia television series, inscribed on the half title by her, "To L— & W— Bon Appétit! Julia Child."
"Julia Child's newest TV series is a 39-part 'full course in the art of baking.' Here Greenspan (Waffles from Morning to Midnight) delivers the textbook for the course. The syllabus is comprehensive, covering breads, morning pastries, cakes, cookies, pies and savory pastries. The French classics—baguette, croissant, genoise, savarin, madeleines—are all present, but so are focaccia, pita, cobbler, rugelach and biscotti… Greenspan presents the nearly 200 recipes in classic Julia style; each recipe is clear, complete and comes with preparation and storage information… For the ambitious, the adventurous and the simply appreciative, Baking with Julia is a course worth taking and a cookbook worth owning" (Publishers Weekly).
Book fine; tiny closed tear to spine end, scant bit of tape reinforcement to verso of lovely about-fine dust jacket.