Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Today I am very happy... my sweet oldest sister was in a second-hand shop, browsing through stacks of books when she came across Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Not just the original, but also the 2nd volume! She promptly bought the books and came home and surprised me with them. To say the least, I am thrilled!

Although I have no plans at present to attempt every recipe in those wonderful volumes (priceless treasures to me!), I am excited to have them as part of my growing cookbook collection. In order to use some of the recipes, I'll have to find a substitute for wine... any ideas?

Anyway, I am very excited and grateful to Susanna for thinking of me!

Bon appetit!


  1. I'm sure you've seen Julie & Julia. If not, you HAVE to!! I got the book for my birthday last year. I have loved just reading through it, but haven't tried any of the recipes yet.

    You could probably substitute broth for wine in a pinch.

  2. I did see Julie&Julia and I thought it was pretty good... although I wish that they has showed more of Julia Child cooking... maybe it's good we have the Real Julia Child "The French Chef" shows to watch!