Soon Food Bloggers around the World are going to watch the long-awaited movie: 'Julie and Julia'. Julia Child exhibited class & culture. Any foodie would have loved to have Julia in their own kitchen. Before becoming famous on TV, Julia and her cookbook collaborators, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, started an informal cooking school in Paris in 1952. The school was held in Julia's kitchen and they taught American students how to cook French food. It was called: L'École des Trois Gourmandes.
Paul & Julia Child travelled by boat to France in 1948 and a simple lunch, in Paris, changed the course of history. Julia Child eat sole poached in white wine and draped in a cream sauce, with oysters on the side, nestled in their half shells. She simply could not get over it.
One of Julia's famous quote is:
'Find something you're passionate about & keep tremendously interested in it.'
It was, in Paris, the day she had her first lunch that she found her passion. She trained at the world-renowned French school: le Cordon Bleu.
And the rest is history. In 1961, Julia finally held in her hands the book titled "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." She has left a legacy of delicious French recipes for the delight of all epicureans.
The movie 'Julie & Julia' will be released August 7. To celebrate the event I had invited foodies on Twitter to join me in cooking from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I prepared a salade niçoise. It was delicious. It is a perfect main-course summer salad.
Discover what food bloggers are cooking:
Cherry Clafouti at More Than Burnt Toast
Coquilles St. Jacques à la Provençale & Biscuit au Beurre at Lisa is Cooking
Râpée Morvandelle at Gratinée
Oeufs à la Bourguignonne at Confessions of a Cardamom Addict
Potage Parmentier & Mousseline au chocolat at La Fuji Mama
Fresh Peach Ginger Peasant Cakes at Passionate About Baking
Tomates à la Provençale at Grandma's Kitchen Table
From my kitchen, salade niçoise: