Julia Child's book Mastering the art of French Cooking, and her groundbreaking television cooking shows revolutionized cooking in America. She introduced technique, and ingredients, urged home cooks to be fearless. She was a stickler for "one right way" to do things, I think you take the right way and do many many things that way.
Her kitchen, lock-stock-and-barrel, is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Have you read any of her books, or watched videos of her cooking?
I have seen repeats of her show and love watching her. She was my aunt's role model...she has about four of Julia's books and the Art of French Cooking signed by her at a meet and greet, will be coming to me one day my aunt says. If I lived with my aunt I'd be 400lbs.ReplyDelete
Inside every thin person is a fat person crying out, feed me-just feed me.Delete
I always loved watching her show and I later years, with Jacques Pepin, she was hilarious. But read her books? They’re COOKbooks!ReplyDelete
Some of them are great readingDelete
her shows were funny, yet serious. it was that french accent. there is NO one right way with a recipe; like a knitting pattern, I remove and add my own touches. cause knitting patterns, like recipes, are only suggestions.ReplyDelete
I like the concept of only a suggestionDelete
for example, if a recipe calls for 1 tsp of vanilla, I change it to 1 TBL. cause I like vanilla.Delete
in a knitting pattern, I can change the stitch patterns to my hearts content.
I drive J crazy, I cook by concept and technique, not chemistry formula.Delete
BH keeps telling me that speed limit signs are not suggestions. I do have a lead foot, sometimes :)Delete
Nope, but I did see her story told on Drunk History.ReplyDelete
Two bottles of wine, one for the dish and one for the chefDelete
I've only ever seen clips of her shows and never read any of her cookbooks.ReplyDelete
The early TV shows are rather dated, the later one's she was not always up to it. Her books tended to be a little dense.Delete
Reading this made me sad to realize last Christmas I asked and received her cookbooks - and didn't make a darn thing from them.ReplyDelete