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Posts Tagged ‘French cooking’

Soup du Jour, Aspicable Me, and a Sweet Ending

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “We decided to ‘try’ (read: get over with) the eggs in aspic.  I shook the molds out onto plates.  The things looked like very pretty paperweights…but not particularly like something you’d like to put in your mouth.  And so they weren’t.” – Julie Powell  I had grand visions […]

Dress to Impress

I have to be honest – I didn’t even set foot in my kitchen yesterday. When I got home from a late-night meeting, it was all I could do to plop down in front of the fireplace to thaw out with a bowl of leftover ham casserole. HOWEVER, I’ll be back at it tonight, trying out […]

Back in the Saddle Again

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Maybe the cat has fallen into the stew, or the lettuce has frozen, or the cake has collapsed. Eh bien, tant pis. Usually one’s cooking is better than one thinks it is. And if the food is truly vile, then the cook must simply grit her teeth and […]

It’s a Hard Knock Life

 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Guilt has reached the saturation point.  There is no time when I am not neglecting something important – my job, my husband, my family, my Project.” – Julie Powell  Well, dear friends, if you’re still following along on this nutty journey, I give you major kudos. After having […]

Feeling a Little…Saucy

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] When asked if she knew her cholesterol level, Julia Child replied, “Medium.” Last night was a rare occasion…Ben had the night off work, so I didn’t have to eat dinner at 10:30! (Yesss!) There’s something pretty cool about coming home from a day of manual labor (yesterday was […]

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