I can be a bit odd when it comes to buying cookbooks, or books that concern food. I don't want to end up with an excess of books that I never read...or rarely use. Instead, I would like a small selection of books that I aim to own. Many times I'll check books out of my local library and give them a read and decide if this is a book that I'd like to own.
I didn't find much information, here at ChefTalk, reviewing the book Ma Gastronomie, by Fernand Point. Doing a little searching on the books title leaves me to believe that I won't find anyone who will talk badly about this book, but would this book be useful to a home cook such as myself?
I know that this book is referred to by many as a classic, and while I can appreciate that I don't want to own it simply because it is a classic. On the other hand, if it were useful reading to me...I enjoy collecting books in their earlier printings (English versions only), so I may seek one out...but I can't get too ridiculous with the price.
Has anyone got any thoughts on the book?