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I'm not sure who Jennifer Chambers is or how she landed this gig, but I'm absolutely shocked at the sizable number of fairly common cooking terms (important in this book) that she has no clue how to pronounce -- even things as simple as cassoulet end with "ette" instead of "lay" when she narrates. Even "Le Crouset" is "Lay Crew-zette" when she narrates. It gets old -- fast.
Other than that, this is an interesting look at a time gone by, largely driven by neighborly one-upmanship when it was chic to dive in to the newest Julia Child, and the more complex it was the more points you earned amongst your neighbors in terms of esteem.
Glad that era's over, but it's interesting to read about, and surprisingly candid, but then again, it was the swinging 60s and so on.
Enjoyable, save for the endless pronunciation issues.
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