A quick detour: During my camping adventure (recounted on the “Travels and Friends” page) I received a belated birthday present from my parents. I was very pleased to be given a brand new copy of Julia Child’s famous cook book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which I was keen to get my hands onto after having recently viewed the fantastic and funny film Julie and Julia, starring the ever versatile Meryl Streep.
And it’s a fantastic book as well; not only is it fully of delicious and authentic French recipes (Cooking is another of my passions), it is also brilliantly and comically written, a pleasure just to sit down and read. It is an absolute must have for any lover (like me) of French gastronomy, and a fantastic place to start for any who wish to indulge in the exact art of French cuisine! My first project: Potato and Leek soup. Wish me luck!
Next up, I will be posting about either Nabokov’s Lolita or Roberto Calasso’s exegesis on Kafka. Depends which I complete first. Henry’s Hobbit review is forthcoming as well. I look forward to reading it. 🙂