A little more than a week ago I had the idea of acquiring a cookbook. After some research I settled on Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, et al. While the book itself is fantastic and packed to the brim with delicious-sounding and extremely simple recipes (buttered calf brains! aspics galore!), I can't help but feel a little queasy, knowing that this book inspired the film Julie/Julia (2). I have yet to try anything from it. My first attempt will be a simple potato leek soup. Tonight, probably.