I really liked this. Tamar Adler has a way of making this style of cooking and eating accessible and real. She's just great to read. And even though my cooking is generally very different from what she writes about in this book, we're still following the same basic principles. I don't think I'll ever be as fanatic about French and Italian cooking as I ought to be, at least to be a person who care about food in the US, but that's okay.
In a way, I felt like I was reading what a cookbook should be like. The best cookbooks are much more than a collection of recipes, but they're a way of life.