That is, until yesterday.
Yesterday, my closest friend gave me a gift, the boxed set of Julia Child's masterpiece cookbooks. The set includes Volume I, first published in 1961, and Volume II, published in 1970.
For those of you who have the Volume I (which I'm sure all of you do), you know this is the cookbook featured in the book and movie "Julie and Julia." I watched the movie for the first time last weekend and I was over the moon!
So, housebound by today's snowstorm that hit the Washington DC area, I decided to try out a few of the recipes. This afternoon I whipped my first cream with a balloon whisk (page 580) and for dinner I made my first braised leeks (page 495). Both were delicious and I can't wait to try out the other 522 recipes!
I'd love to hear from anyone who has cooked from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. What are your favorite recipes, what would you suggest I try?