A Digital Julia Child

Surfing Julia Child.

Today, Knopf releases the e-book for Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, an event that was predicated with much debate rooted in the question: If she were alive today, would Julia Child be a purist or a techie? On a practical level, skeptics also believe it's just too tough to get dirty in the kitchen with an iPad around which is why the healthy cookbook industry remains largely in print. Ultimately, the highly anticipated e-book is said to be so well done that it makes the cooking even easier, more resourceful. Just keep the wine glass on the other counter. [NYT]