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

Archive for March, 2011

Party of One, Your Table is Ready

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Souffles have to be baked just so, and served just when, and are always trembling and on the verge of collapse. They are the boss of things, not you.” – Julia Child Early Sunday morning my husband headed out of town to embark on a road trip adventure to […]

Going Green for St. Patty’s Day

     [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   “Anyone who has been fortunate enough to eat fresh, home-cooked vegetables in France remembers them with pleasure. Any fine, fresh vegetable in season will taste just as good in America or anywhere else if the French vegetable-cooking techniques are used.” – Julia Child  Top o’ […]

Moussaka to Me

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “For dinner, I had originally planned to use leftover lamb to make moussaka.  Then I looked at the moussaka recipe in more detail.  Turns out moussaka is a pain in the ass.  There was a time when I would have jumped right in – started cooking moussaka at […]

Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Omelet

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Today wanted us to do a cooking demonstration, and we decided the most dramatic thing we could do in the five minutes allotted to us was to make omelettes.” – Julia Child   Last week I made the last of Julia’s omelette recipes: Omelettes Gratinees a la Tomate […]

I Just LOVE Surprises!

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “This is an amusing presentation.” – Julia Child When I was in high school, my family took a trip over the holidays to Albuquerque and then jetted over to Las Vegas for a couple of days. It was by far the stand-out family vacation in our history of family […]

A Beef Dish That’s Good for What Ales You

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Having taken eight language lessons before leaving Washington, I could say, ‘Hello, how are you? My name is Child. How much does that cost? I want meat and potatoes. I am learning German.’ I used all of these phrases immediately when we ordered beer, meat, and potatoes. The […]

Orange You Glad?

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “I, for one, would much rather swoon over a few thin slices of prime beefsteak, or one small serving of chocolate mousse, or a sliver of foie gras than indulge to the full on such nonentities as fat-free gelatin puddings.” – Julia Child  I realized the Dessert section […]

Give ’em Some of That Deep Shoulder Action

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “With enough butter, anything is good.” – Julia Child A few days ago I made a veal roast, which the butcher actually cut especially for me. (Ooooh, special!) It was Julia’s recipe for Veau Poele a la Matignon (casserole-roasted veal with diced vegetables), and it was pretty tasty! […]

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