Chapters Canada has that iconic Julia Childs classic, the two-volume Mastering The Art of French Cooking, on sale for 50% off. Get it now for only $19 as a member, regularly $40. This is a really great price as just one of the volumes is usually over $20 at other Canadian retailers.
If you want to get serious about cooking, this set is a must-read. I am seriously considering getting one for myself, as this book teaches you about French cooking as well as helps you learn a lot about yourself as a regular cook.
With two volumes and over 750 pages, this set has a ton of information, including more than 100 instructive illustrations. Learn how to perfect Boeuf Bourguignon, Lobster Thermidor, or Vichyssoise. Not all the recipes are complicated, and Julia lends her hand to even the simplest of recipes like poached eggs or roast chicken.
Be aware that you will go through a lot of butter, but you know you'll love what you make.
Reviews of this revolutionary set of books are amazing and people are generally pleased or astounded with the quality of the recipes, even many years after its initial release.
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(Expiry: 22nd April 2013)