Cooking Challenge

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ever since I watched Julie/Julia movie, I can’t stop thinking about Julie’s Powell's adventure in conquering every recipe in Julia child’s Mastering The Art Of French Cooking. I would love to do the same project but I can’t seem to make up my mind what cookbook/magazines to use. You see I had tons of food magazines, cookbooks, newspaper clippings, recipes I get from the net plus a small notebook where I compiled my treasured recipes. I sometimes feel overwhelm by the volumes of recipes I collected over the years and choosing a single source is tricky. I’m torn between Yummy magazine and Larousse Gastronomique.

  • Yummy Magazine is my number one cooking magazine. I look forward every month to get the latest copy. I find it really interesting, informative, lots of recipes that are doable and the photos are really amazing. 
  • Larousse Gastronomique is my most treasured cookbook. The first edition was published in 1938. It is the internationally famous bible of cooking. Any superior restaurant anywhere in the world have a copy of it in the kitchen. It contains 8,500 recipes from all over the world. I bought my copy (sixth edition, 1965) at booksale 6 years ago. 

This is going to be hard. Choosing between two great source. I have to give myself at least a week. In the end, the only thing that matters is I’m doing this for myself, my family, relatives and friends. Seeing the smiles on their faces gives me a high. They are my reason why I cook.

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