I know, I know. Us Americans consider the true “bible of traditional French home cooking” being the lovely Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. But Ginette Mathiot’s I Know How To Cook takes 1,400 traditional recipes and gives them new life with adorable illustrations and fashionably minimalist photography. With a reputation of being France’s best selling cookbook for over 3 generations you can’t help but want to take another stab at boeuf bourguignon.