Julie & Julia movie is officially opening today. That will certainly bring renewed interest in the life of Julia Child and in her cookbooks and shows. That does for me. I'm going to see the movie and fI have been reading her books since couple weeks.
I've always liked Julia's cooking style. Her recipes are so well written and mouthwatering. They are detailed in the extreme. I've never cooked from Mastering the Art of French Cooking until a couple weeks ago. I asked on Twitter is anyone was up to the challenge and did get couple replies. We have been cooking recipes from the book and we do blog and tweet about it on Fridays. What I learned from cooking with Julia is that the dishes that you prepare are tasty, they are laborious and I learn something new each experience. If you want to be successful with Julia's recipes read the recipes through from start to finish before beginning.
This week I made Potage Parmentier - (Leek & Potato Potage). Julia did not let me down. The potage was flavorful.
"Dining with one's friends and beloved family is certainly one of life's primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal."
"Non-cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet."
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