"For me, Apple purchases are always preceded by a bout of rationalizing. In the case of my iPad, I told myself it was O.K. to fork over the six hundred dollars because the device would stand in for the magical, Jetsons-style kitchen computer I’d fantasized about for years. And it’s lived up to my dreams. Since the day I brought it home, my iPad has become a fixture in the kitchen, putting helpful sites like Epicurious and food52.com at my fingertips, splashes and stains be damned.
There’s a downside, however: guilt. Specifically, the guilt I feel when I glance at a kitchen shelf piled high with the beloved cookbooks that served me so well for so long, now dusty and neglected—foremost among them “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” the book that changed my life. I spent a year preparing every single recipe in the book. Child’s recipes taught me to cook. And her prose inspired me to become a writer.
I was thrilled, therefore, to learn this classic cookbook has been released as an e-book, and can now be downloaded—for the rather steep price of $19.99—to your Kindle, iPad, or other tablet."