I decided to give my favorite person - me - a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking - Volume One as a late Christmas present. The book arrived this morning, and I just randomly opened it. What did I open it to but one of my favorite dishes, Homard (Lobster) Thermidor! I used to drive to Tadich Grill in San Francisco every couple months just to have it, and haven't had it since we moved a few years ago. That made the book worth the price of admission even without looking any further!