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    2017 US Pastry Championships- Winners

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    2017 US Pastry Championships- Winning Chocolate Sculpture

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    2017 US Pastry Championships- Judges Meeting

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    2017 US Pastry Championships- Winning Mini Pastry Display

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    2017 US Pastry Championships- Finalists at Medal Ceremony

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    2017 US Pastry Championships- Mini Pastry Display

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    2017 US Pastry Championships- Judges with Winning Entry

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    2017 US Pastry Championships- Mini Pasteries

Julia ChildCooking With Julia Child

Even those of us who turn to BBQ catering for all of our big time culinary celebrations should know a few tricks in the kitchen. Of course there will always be times when we must turn to corporate catering companies to spruce up our events, but once we understand the basics of food we are far more likely to actually want to cook many of our own meals.

Many people already enjoy the culinary arts and can spend extensive hours at work in the kitchen without ever feeling like cooking is work. Those who really enjoy cooking think nothing of making the same dish five times in order to get it just right. These kinds of people tend to want to work in the food industry, so that they can tap into their own talents in a greater way.

But for those of us who cannot confess the same kind of love for cooking, rustling up a good dinner is not exactly on the top of our wish lists. Fortunately, you do not have to think too long before you come up with the inspiration you need to get going in the kitchen. The French have truly honed the art of cooking to a refinement, and what is more is that the country's cuisine tends to focus on simple combinations and preparations. This means that anyone even those who are reluctant to step into the kitchen can make a great meal. Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a timeless masterpiece of the culinary world and a mainstay of many an American kitchen. In fact, Child meant for the book to be something Americans could use to help them truly learn how to cook food correctly, French style. Its professional and detailed instructions give anyone the chance to learn how to be something of a chef at home.

In addition to a few illustrations, Child details a great many classic recipes so that anyone can recreate these masterpieces at home. She explains what to do in a clear, concise manner and does not leave out any of the important stuff unlike a lot of cookbooks which do not really teach readers how to cook. This book is a great one for those who have not really cooked anything but who truly want to learn the correct way to move around the kitchen. Mastering the Art of French Cooking leaves no stone unturned and provides step-by-step guides to cooking some of the most delicious meals you have ever tasted.

Child's cookbook is known for being one of the best on the market which is saying a lot, as there are quite a few French cookbooks out there. Although it was not written during a time when food processors existed, it has been since updated to include many of the devices utilized in the modern kitchen. Child truly understood how best to instruct people in the kitchen. All you really need to be a good cook is knowledge and once you understand how best to treat your food, you will be whipping up delicious meals every night.



Stewart Wrighter plans on using Roseville BBQ catering company for his company's retreat this summer. He hired a Sacramento corporate catering company to provide food and drinks for new recruits.