Let's Bake! The French make it so easy. The bookstores provide a gazillion ways to bake a cake or a macaron or a cupcake.
Isn't this the funnist idea ever?
Soupes, blinis et cocottes are provided too...
The ever-present MACARON comes in a box and I bought it. Not that I'll ever bake but who could resist? They were selling this in the gift shop at the musee des arts decoratif no less. Hello Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The box includes a special thermometer, recipe book, nozzles and the whole shebang for just 12 euros.
You can easily pick up these cook'in box books at Amazon.Fr. True the shipping is $$$(almost the same as the book in you live in the US) but that's still not so bad in my opinion.