The art of French Cooking....




I was pumped to find an old copy of this Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 2 at a thrift store for a few bucks. I don't know if I will ever attempt Lobster, but it is fun to thumb through. I especially like the cover.

20 comments:

Vanessa said...

Old cookbooks are the greatest, especially such a classic! Good find, indeed!

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

wow, what great colors! plus, for a couple dollars, it's worth it even if you only use it once. awesome!

Vivi said...

Great find. Are you looking forward to the movie? That looks like it's going to be a feast for the eyes. Paris in the early 50s... bliss.

TJ said...

i'm currently reading My Life in France, and am loving it. but it's not near as pretty as this book.:)

sb said...

what a glorious book!
my inner francophile thanks you.....

cheers,
s

Fiore fresco said...

A few years ago I read My Life in France...and then began looking around for original copies. I realized quickly that they are worth a lot! Check amazon--you might have one of the $900+ editions. I found one hanging out in a dear friends pantry a while back and she couldn't believe it. Great find! (and not just for the $, but so fun too)

Cate said...

score!

RhiannonM said...

Awesome find! Congrats!

orange sugar home said...

was just thinking the same thing, that the cover is gorgeous!! movie about julia coming out late summer I think.....looks good.

Keith said...

I love vintage cookbooks. This looks great.

Heather said...

What a great find!

Marta Weinstein said...

You must read "JULIE AND JULIA" written by Julie Powel. It is about a 30 years old woman that decides to creat a blog about recipes made from "The art of French Cooking" - hilarious!

okorolev said...

i have one too, but its a red cover. looking forward to the movie and loved "my life in france" have you read it?

Cookie Cutter said...

For the cover alone, I'll get the book!

jamieofalltrades said...

I love the cover. What a great score. I think people think French Cooking it's harder than it really is. Can't wait to see what you make.

Joslyn said...

and the cover is perfection

jen jafarzadeh said...

I have it in the orange cover and have it on display as I love the pattern so much. Though I've been too timid to try one of the recipes.

made sweet said...

this reminds me that i'm dying to see the new movie julie & julia. have you seen it yet? i've heard it's good, and it looks adorable.

Teresa said...

Don't miss Julie & Julia, it's a phenomenal book and film!

Semigloss Chic said...

Oh, this is so funny, I've done posts about how I've searched out used book stores all across the country hoping to casually stumble across an old copy of of this book. Glad to hear that someone finally accomplished my goal!

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