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Archive for May, 2011

Think Outside the (Recipe) Box

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Oh, those were such fine, fat, full-flavored birds from Bresse—one taste, and I realized that I had long ago forgotten what real chicken tasted like!” – Julia Child Remember that relationship you were in where you really loved the person, but after awhile, there was no spark? No excitement? […]

This Recipe Won’t Have You Feeling Blue

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “I go into this very weird fugue state where I start thinking about the Roquefort filling, which is determinedly trying to escape the turnovers, and how isn’t it sort of essentially arrogant, really almost a slave-owning mentality, to be approaching this from the perspective of how best to […]

Something for the Upper Crust

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken.” – Julia Child Last week I was in the mood for some good chicken (which translates to: chicken a la Julia Child). Despite the fact our refrigerator […]

Salmon Chanted Evening

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Souffles are tricky on a diet.  They fool you.  You take a bite of a delicious salmon soufflé, perfectly browned, light and puffy, and you can’t help thinking, against all your experience and judgement, ‘Oh, this couldn’t be bad.  This is like eating yummy, moist air.’ Then before […]

More for Me! (Am I Being Shellfish?)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “The restaurant began to fill up, and over the course of the next two hours we had a leisurely and nearly perfect luncheon. The meal began with little shells filled with sea scallops and mushrooms robed in a classically beautiful winy cream sauce. As we left in a […]

A Stranger is Just a Friend You Haven’t Met Yet

WELL. I must say, I’m blown away. I didn’t really expect any kind of response to my last post (with the exception, of course, of the expected spam commentary), so imagine my surprise to open up my comments and see that this little blog is literally reaching the other side of the world. Would you believe it […]

It’s not you, it’s me.

You may be wondering, “Whatever happened to that crazy girl who was going to cook her way through the Julia Child cookbook?” Well, believe it or not, I’m still here. Despite the fact that it’s been nearly two months since my last post, I haven’t given up on this project – I’ve just taken a little […]

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