May 18, 2011
Oh, frabjous day!
I ordered this lil’ jobbie last week. This showed up on our stoop this afternoon, weighing about as much as the child my neighbor just gave birth to – an even eight pounds. (Happy birthday, Ingrid! Congratulations, Heather and James!)
Up there was the classic Clean Platter Comparison Lemon, for scale. This thing is large. What is it, though?
It’s 1200 pages. The frigging thing is enormous.
It could conquer Tokyo.
IT IS THE PROFESSIONAL CHEF – the handbook of The Culinary Institute of America, eighth edition. And now it is mine.
They say you don’t need to go to culinary school if you own this book. Let’s find out, I suppose!