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Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

I Think the U(ni)verse is Against Me

If any of you are Uverse customers, then we can mourn together in this weekend’s discovery that our cable company is duking it out with the head of (are you ready for this?) HGTV, Food Network, and the Cooking channel and have currently blocked all programming of these shows. NOOOOOOOO!!!! Imagine my surprise when I tuned […]

I Think I’m Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “I’ve often wondered to myself: Does a vegetarian look forward to dinner, ever?” – Julia Child Last night, to give ourselves a brief vacation from the butter and cream and wine and sauces and heavy (albeit delicious) meat recipes, I thought I’d try something simpler and lighter. While […]

Mastering the Art of French Cooking – Don’t Leave Home Without It

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child   Yesterday we went on our first shopping expedition for the ingredients needed for this week’s recipes, and let me just say…the experience was highly educational. Knowing our local […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Beginning: Part 2

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “You must have discipline to have fun.” – Julia Child    On the way home from the restaurant, we stopped by a nearby bookstore and purchased a copy of Julia’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. (Despite the popularity of the book among her generation, my mom did […]

The Beginning: Part 1

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]”This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook –  try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” – Julia Child   I have a confession to make. I’m almost 30 years old, and I don’t know how to cook. Don’t […]

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