It was a Julia Child Christmas for Nat (and secretly for me!). She was gifted the Julie and Julia DVD
set and her mom, after much searching, came across a reasonably priced First Edition of Julia Child's seminal work: Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
The real joy in this gift is seeing that this book has been used and loved by cooks before arriving at our house. With little notes on some pages and an inscription up front, this book - a First Edition - meant something to someone; and now it means something to us.
The beautiful tome took it's proper place on our kitchen bookshelf right next to such literary and culinary masterpieces as Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
I'm so glad it found a nice home in Elmhurst.