Originally Posted by Gutman
What you wear depends on the university .... The navy 2B sounds like the one to go for.
Having gone through a similar process recently, I agree with both these sentiments. If you're worried about looking too "corporate" in the blue suit, you can try to moderate it with the shirt, tie, and shoes.
Originally Posted by Douglas
A very strong +1 to Hazan. Awesome, awesome book. You really don't need another Italian book.
i'll add my +1.
also, any book by Elizabeth David, to read as well as to cook from. French Provincial Cooking, for instance. And her book on bread is fascinating.