|| James Beard was America's best-known food personality. He was the man the nation welcomed into its kitchens. His teaching and writing hav einfluenced every chef of importance in America. This cookbook is a tribute to him, featuring 225 recipes from his own kitchen as well as from his students, many of whom are now among America's leading chefs. Highlights include Barbara Kafka's famous Bouillabaisse, Craig Claiborne's Onion Sandwiches, Pierre Franey's Salmon Mousse with Lobster Sauce, Julia Child's Curried Lamb Hash, Larry Forgione's Creamy Hash-Browned Potatoes, Wolfgang Puck's Corn Muffins with Jalapeno Peppers and Fresh Rosemary, Claudia Roden's Almond and Pine Nut Pastry, Marion Cunningham's Angel Food Cake with White Mountain Frosting and Jimmy Schmidt's Ginger and Passion Fruit Creme Brulee.