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Simone Beck spent her girlhood in Normandy, and started cooking early in life. Originally a student of bookbinding, her interest in cooking crystallized under the tutelage of private chefs and of Henri Pellaprat at the Cordon Bleu. She lived most of her life in Paris and Provence but became well known in America through Mastering the Art of French Cooking and two books published under her own name.

Books by Simone Beck

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.1

This is the classic guide to French cooking, with over 1,000 clear, authentic and delicious recipes for everything from Boeuf Bourguignon to the perfect omelette. Bon appetite!

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.2

In this book Julia Child and Simone Beck help cooks everywhere master the full repertoire of classic French dishes.

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