Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The Cooking of Provincial France
The title is grammatically dicey (Ha! Get it!?), but the book is a feast for the eyes.
MFK Fisher sounds suspiciously like Julia Child, who just happened to consult on this Time Life Foods of the World series book. I swear, I've heard some of the stories, within, told in other media by Mrs. Child herself.
Nonetheless, it is a joy to read. Unwieldily articulate in that mid-century way, the photos are museum-worthy and the recipes awesome. Published in 1968, it's an original edition and one of 4 in the series I got, practically for free, at Nicole's garage sale last weekend. (She tried to gift it to me, generous girl, but I took pains to remind her that the whole point of the garage sale is to score some loot for your formerly beloved possessions.)
I will treasure it!
Do yourself a favour and find it. Unless you already own it, in which case I want to know what you think!