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Like others I got this book for Christmas and couldn't wait to go through it and make some recipies out of it. While the ones in here are excellent--there just isn't enough of them. And Ina, please don't turn into Martha Stewart with your bragging about who's who that you know. It's great that you have all these things and know all these people but I would bet 80% of those of us who are buying this don't have an apartment in France or know all the celebs she does. More recipies would have been nice as well but as I said the ones in here are pretty good and can be made even by my husband with little thought.
I was somewhat dissappointed. The recipes were less interesting. For French, I think I'll stick to Julia. I like a bit of a challenge, and that's not to be found in this edition. I love some of her other books and enjoy her show.
i preordered two copies of barefoot in paris as i find her three other books indispensible. i was somewhat disappointed as i felt that a number of recipes were repeats from her other books. also, there were very few recipes that i want to run to the kitchen and try where i was thoroughly inspired by the others. maybe my expectations were too high.
I bought this as a gift and although the recipes look great, she has very expensive taste in ingredients. She honestly mentions truffles and says to use Dom perignon as though it's orange juice just sitting in the fridge.