This cook book, published in 1989 when Child was well into her 70s, is a bouillabaisse of her life's experience in the kitchen. In the forward is this passionate invocation that rings true today: "The pleasures of the table -- that lovely old-fashioned phrase -- depict food as an art form, as a delightful part of civilized life. In spite of food fads, fitness programs, and health concerns, we must never lose sight of a beautifully conceived meal."
One more thing: I love all the photos of her heavy-knuckled battleworn hands. You know she earned every scar. I can't help but wonder if modern day editors wouldn't edit those pics. Probably.
- "The Way to Cook" by Julia Child, published 1989 by Alfred A. Knopf, used, hardcover, 500 pages with color photographs, good condition
Please note that everything I sell, and I mean everything, is used, antique, vintage, etc. That means sometimes scratched, dented, and worn. Imperfect. Not dusty, though. Or dirty.