Originally Posted by Andy M.
You should be able to make every recipe in the book within a year...
...according to the blog and the movie.
Perhaps I could but I don't have a decent kitchen, and if I did I would probably be cooking Asian food at least half the time.
I don't know about any blog or movie. I've got the book, bought it because I borrowed a copy from the library and thought it was great (I'll buy my own copy of any cookbook I like that much) and I've got the rest of my life to pick and choose which recipes to cook.
Another thing, I don't buy cookbooks just for recipes, and of course I think most everybody would agree that Julia explains and shows a lot of interesting cooking techniques. I read cookbooks like that and then often instead of cooking the recipes I incorporate the ideas into my own recipes. Her book is worth reading for that alone, although the recipes are good too.