Carol’s April Fool’s Joke(s)

One of my favorite cookbooks is Thomas Keller’s, The French Laundry Cookbook. Oh my! It’s a beautiful thing. I postponed the pleasure of buying it, for as long as possible, simply to appreciate it all the more when I got my hands on my very own copy. And, I was secretly hoping someone would buy it for me and give me the gift that keeps on giving. The recipes are challenging and cause me to expand the boundaries of my imagination. I’ve read it cover to cover *many* times and still haven’t gotten my fill. Not only is it a great cookbook, it’s also a great “coffee table” book filled with pages and pages of glorious looking food.

And while I’m on the topic of Thomas Keller, take a minute or thirty and view his interview with Charlie Rose on the Charlie Rose Show. I found out Mr. Keller had a role in the development of Ratatouille. A great little movie.

So when I stumbled upon Carol’s blog: French Laundry at Home a few months ago, I smiled for days and days and days. She’s working her way through the cookbook and telling her blog readers about her adventures. I enjoy her humor and her courage. Attempting the The French Laundry Cookbook is clearly not for the faint of heart.

Her April Fool’s posts were hilarious. Did I mention how funny she is? She first posted two disgusting recipes, which, by the way, appear in a cookbook on my shelf (embarrassing). Her second post didn’t fool me, simply because I’ve grown accustomed to her humor and I didn’t believe for an instant that Thomas Keller would discourage anyone from cooking. It’s just not in his DNA.

Thanks, Carol. For the adventure and the laughter.


3 Responses to “Carol’s April Fool’s Joke(s)”

  1. Austin Storm on April 3rd, 2008

    Even though I can’t imagine what half the things in the French Laundry cookbook taste like, it’s been my favorite cookbook since the first time I saw it. The pictures are just beautiful!

  2. Paula C. on June 17th, 2008

    I love to read a good cookbook. I buy them and read them and then when I make dinner, I get out Betty Crocker. . .I love that you cook from the real cookbooks. Maybe someday I will try that!

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