Oh Julia. What can I say about Julia. If I could go back in time and get drunk with one person, she'd be up there. Mostly because of what she's done for me in the kitchen. She is a great friend, and she will live forever in the words of these great books. I've been revisiting sauces and eggs lately, just because they're fun, and some preparations you're bound to misremember. Volume 1 and 2 are both necessary cookbooks, but Volume 1 is my first and my favorite.