I love it first of all for its attitude. Here's how it begins:
"First of all, let me tell you that this is a beautiful book. I can say that because this is its first page. I just sat down to write it, and I feel happy, the way I feel whenever I start a new project."
"My pen is full of ink, and there's a stack of paper in front of me. I love this book because I'm writing it for you. It's nice to imagine that I'll be able to let my pen go and you'll understand everything it writes down..."
Actually I better not say any more, I don't want to spoil your happy experience of reading it yourself. Let me just say that I have made many of the recipes from the book, they were delicious, and that before reading it I never attempted to make a sauce, not even one, but that now I am no longer one bit intimidated by sauces.
But more than the recipes, I have absorbed the attitude and orientation. After reading this book I have on more than one occasion concocted a bona fide complete scrumptious meal out of a little bit of this and that lying around the kitchen.
Thank you, thank you, Dr. de Pomiane.