Not to brag - okay, to brag a tiny bit - I did receive a note from Julia Child 15 years ago. I had invited her to "A Taste of Lahaina" back in the day that I was the event publicist. What a thrill to get this in the mail! It's framed now and defininitely a prized possession.
So, anyway I did pull out my old, battered copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking when I got home Friday night. It's an original 1961 edition and look what I found stuck in the front cover!
I did partake many years ago - I'm not a aficionado so I don't remember anything other than that it was very, very good. I do remember it was served by an old friend who'd been holding on to it for years and thought that a very casual gathering of friends over bowls of humble spaghetti and meatballs was occasion enough to open it.
Okay, so back to the book. I've been re-reading it and may attempt Julia's Tarte Tatin.