“1961 was a year that gave us three important and enjoyable events:
· Picasso painted his Still Life with a Lamp;
· Breakfast at Tiffany’s had its premier with Audrey Hepburn;
· Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published by Knopf,
starring our very own Julia Child.
Trying to avoid the current fashion for exaggeration, let me say that this volume not only clarified what real food is, but simply taught us to cook.”
-George Lang, Café des Artistes
Excerpted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Copyright © 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf. Reprinted with permission from the publisher Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.