This is my copy of Dorie Greenspan's "Around my French Table". Those orange things sticking out of it are post-it notes. I went through the cookbook tagging the recipes I wanted to make (I wouldn't think of sullying this book with dog-eared pages - oh NO!).
But, I ran out of orange post-its!
So far, I really like this book. A lot of the recipes are simple enough to make on a weeknight, and the ones that aren't, well, I've never shied away from time consuming recipes either. The pictures are stunning, and for those of you who actually 'read' cookbooks like I do (Megan, I'm looking at you) this book has great stories and ideas woven into the recipe text.
Looks like I have a lot of cooking to do.
I don't want to do the 'Julie and Julia' thing here, I'm not interested in preparing EVERY recipe from Dorie's book. I'm sure someone has already done that, or already has it planned, and who am I to spoil their fun? Plus, ONLY cooking from one source would make for a bored Alicia....
But, I am going to try to make one recipe from this book a week. This is merely so I can remove post-its as I go, and eventually fit this book back into a bookshelf.
So this is your warning, lot's of French food on the way!! (and a few surprises!)