The LA Times' Daily Dish blog has some great backstory on the oral history contained within the English edition of Fernand Point's Ma Gastronomie:
The first English edition of about 30,000 books had been sold out by the early '90s. It was published by Lyceum, a small imprint run by Frank and Patricia Shannon Kulla, who [...]
"There are many people who claim to be good cooks; just as there are many people who, after having repainted the garden gate, take themselves to be painters."
A new edition of Fernand Point's 1969 Ma Gastronomie is set to be re-released today (buy at Amazon). The cookbook/biography/hagiography, long out-of print, is one of the undisputed [...]