Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Little French Adventure

After reading Julia Child's memoirs of her life in France in her most current book before she died (My Life In France) I became inspired to learn to cook well. I have always been fascinated by a well set table and cupboards filled with exotic ingredients. Not to mention I am a Francophile in my heart of hearts. So I set out to buy Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia and her two chefs in waiting.

I have anxiously been waiting for it's arrival and today it has finally arrived. I cracked open the stiff spine and was initially dismayed that I would be preparing food around this book and in the off chance it may become dirty! To say the least the book is a treasure. In flipping through the pages you can immediately see how much thought and detail has been poured into these pages to create a totally comprehensive cook book.

I am very impressed at the research that was done to enable the reader to find all required ingredients and tools in the ordinary market. I love to cook for my friends and family cuisine out of the ordinary so that they have a memorable experience and come back for more. On an end note, I don't think there is anything to eat for my picky husband. I will make him try each recipe anyway.