I was in between books this week and I decided to read this cookbook, given to me by John's mom, as my bedtime reading. Consider it a Cliff's Notes version of Mastering the Art of French Cooking - one that is much more readable in a week. It has a bunch of base recipes and slight adaptations for when you change meats or vegetables. It's a great way to further your understanding of French cooking and to inspire you to seek more precise methods to your everyday cooking.
In Boonville I picked up these gorgeous bowls at one of my favorite stores of all time, Farmhouse Mercantile. They have a slightly rough aesthetic now that the owner said would smooth out through use. I wonder if they were intended to be used with sour cream and onion corn puffs...like I may or may not have just done.