I just finished reading Bringing up Bébé, by Pamela Druckerman and adored it! (A great travel read) It is a fun mix of self-depreciating humor, an exploration of cultural differences and some actually sociological research thrown in there for good measure. Most of all it talks about the balance of parenting, raising a happy self-confident child and being able to enjoy a nice dinner out with child in tow. Makes me want to raise my daughter as a good little gourmet eater who says bonjour, au revoir, s'il vous plaît, and merci...well at least the English equivalent. Don't want her sounding too pretentious.
I dogeared many a pages, and am going to try this recipe this weekend.