I have yet to see the film, Julie & Julia, but I suspect it might have the same effect on me as it seems to have on others: the yearn to cook.
Realistically, for one (ME) who's willingness to follow step-by-step, intricate recipes is not likely, the thought of trudging through French culinary cookbooks is horrifying. I measure by eye-balling, not in teaspoons. And eggs sometimes look too slimy, so why not leave out a few?
However, for those of you who are much braver and more meticulous than I, we have a signed copy for $500.00 of both volumes I and II of Julia Child's, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
The volumes delve into much detail and technique of traditional French cuisine, providing a most complete cookbook. Full of delectable recipes and tips, I'm quite certain that this signed set would be the icing on the cake for a meal conjured up from the book itself. Interested? Give the store a call at 415-387-2272 or stop by (506 Clement Street at 6th Avenue) to see the book for yourself!