[Sca-cooks] Classical French Cooking

Sharon Gordon gordonse at one.net
Wed Aug 26 14:03:21 PDT 2009

There's lots of good news about people becoming more interested in cooking
with real food and learning about traditional foods.

The Julie and Julia movie has sent the interest in classical French cooking
soaring. Mastering the Art of French Cooking just hit number 1 on the NY
Times Bestseller lists. In one week in August more copies of the book were
sold than any  previous whole year since it was published. Our library has a
many month wait for the book as well even though it has multiple copies.

I hope that this trend might continue to the point that someday some of the
pre 1600 cookbooks (probably with modern commentary) would hit the at least
the top 100.

It's really cool to see so many people interested in cooking with whole
foods. And the movie writer/director said she hoped to inspire more cooking.

With some recipes having plenty of natural fats, Mastering will make an
interesting contrast too with the Hungry Girl Cookbook which has entrees
under 200 calories and many processed ingredients and which is also climbing
the NYT bestseller list.

There is even a new yahoogroups email list for people who want to try out
the classical French recipes from Mastering the Art of French cooking or
other cookbooks. 

MTAOFC-subscribe at yahoogroups.com

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Experiment with recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and other
classic French cookbooks and share your experiences with other cooks who
enjoy tasty food.

For people who like any of the following:
Supper Clubs
Julia Child
Craig Claiborne
La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange
French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David

Bet we could get them interested in some even older traditional recipes.

gordonse at one.net

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