julia child, mastering the art of french cooking, julie powell, french cuisine

Archive for July, 2010

Mastering the Art of Technology

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Nowadays anyone with a crap laptop and an internet connection can sound their barbaric yawp, whatever it may be.” – Julie Powell   Julia Child got her start on television in 1961 when she was interviewed on a program called I’ve Been Reading to talk about her new […]

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “After one taste of French food…I was hooked. I’d never eaten like that before, I didn’t know such food existed. The wonderful attention paid to each detail of the meal was incredible to me…It was simply a whole new life experience.” – Julia Child  Before picking up a […]

Feeding Your Curiosity

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child   Over the past week, readers have written in with some great questions about my impending upcoming adventure. Before I get elbow-deep in goose liver and puff pastry, I thought I’d take this opportunity to compile […]

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “When I first started out, everything was done by hand. I think it’s very important for the home cook—that’s what I’m interested in—to have things like the food processor…to make fish mousse in a few seconds.” – Julia Child Julia Child started cooking in the late 1940’s when […]

No Guts, No Glory

  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “You should have seen the way those men looked at me (in cooking class)… but then they discovered I was fearless.” – Julia Child   I’ve never really been a picky eater and have done my best to be open to trying new things. However, there are some […]

How Do You Eat An Elephant? One Bite At a Time.

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.” – Julia Child For the past week, I’ve been poring over Mastering the Art of French Cooking trying to determine the best way to approach the daunting task of preparing […]

Ma Cuisine est Votre Cuisine

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “I’m very happy if I can influence anyone to keep into the kitchen and make it a real family room and part of your life.” – Julia Child     In the 1990’s, Julia Child’s home kitchen in Cambridge was fully transformed into a functional set for her television program […]

Getting to Know Jessica

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “I was 32 when I started cooking. Until then, I just ate.” – Julia Child  When I was born, I weighed a whopping 10 lbs. 7 oz. (the nurses called me “Jumbo Jessica” – tell me that doesn’t give you a lifelong self-image complex!), and I came into […]

Getting to Know Julie

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “I was painted into a corner. I was completely lost — I didn’t know what I was going to do. I wanted to learn to cook … It wasn’t until the project was nearly done that I really understood that what I was trying to do was figuring […]

Getting to Know Julia

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.” – Julia Child I vaguely […]

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