The New Basics Cookbook

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Workman Publishing, 1989 - Cooking - 849 pages
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In one spectacular volume, Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins, authors of the acclaimed "Silver Palate Cookbook" and "Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook, " celebrate the tastes, ingredients, techniques, and dishes that comprise the best of our cuisine in all its abundant pleasure and variety.

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User Review  - Marliesd - LibraryThing

I bought this in the early 90s, when the whole "foodie" thing had recently happened in NYC. I would read this like a novel. Love it, even though I've only cooked a tiny fraction of the recipes. Read full review

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User Review  - michanne - LibraryThing

I bought this 10 years ago and still use it as a cooking reference, broken spine and all. Many of the classics add some ingredient or method that makes them extra delicious. There is also a healthy mix of non-traditional recipes (like cold avocado soup) that have become regular in my house. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Julee Rosso Miller co-authored the Silver Palate in 1979, and wrote The Silver Palate Cookbook in 1982, followed by The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and The New Basics Cookbook. She also wrote Great Good Food and Fresh Start, and with her husband runs the Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Sheila Lukins attended the Tyler School of Fine Arts, the School of Visual Arts, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Art Education from New York University. After graduation, she decided to pursue a culinary career and attended the Cordon Bleu School in London, while working as a freelance graphic designer for theater productions. She continued her education in Paris, and later worked alongside renowned chefs in Bordeaux. In 1977, she returned to New York and co-founded a gourmet food shop called The Silver Palate. She is the co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook and The New Basics Cookbook. She also wrote a few cookbooks on her own including Celebrate!, Ten, and the U.S.A. Cookbook. In 1986, she succeeded Julia Child as Parade's Food Editor and wrote the Simply Delicious column for 23 years. She died of brain cancer on August 30, 2009 at the age of 66.

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