Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What's to Eat? Wednesday: My Julia Child Experiment

Welcome to What’s to Eat? Wednesday! Around here, Wednesday is all about food so if you want to join in just put your site in Mr. Linky below so we can read all about it. Do you need topic ideas? Try these…favorite/worst recipes, kitchen disasters, restaurant experiences, kitchen gadgets, food memories, or dinner parties….really anything about or related to food goes here!

My Julia Child Experiment

By now I’m sure you have all seen that there is a movie coming out about a woman who blogged about her experience of cooking through the Julia Child Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook.

I have always been interested in Julia Child mostly due to the classic SNL skits…

Anyways, I saw a preview for this movie and decided to check out the book on Amazon and read some fabulous reviews. I immediately ordered it because I’m a sucker for cookbooks anyways and am completely pleased. It’s really more like a text book to be honest. She details out exactly what to look for and what steps to take to get the perfect results - something that I usually relied on my mom for.

The first recipe that I was dying to try out was the Artichauts Au Naturel (Whole Boiled Artichokes) with Hollandaise Sauce. I have always found artichokes to be very pretty and wondered what it would be like to eat a whole one. Let’s just say Julia uses a lot of butter and unfortunately it ended up tasting a little bit too buttery for our tastes.

Pretty though. Maybe another sauce or recipe would be best to try.

The Saute de Boeuf a la Bourguignonne (Beef Saute with Red Wine, Mushrooms, Bacon and Onions) did turn out great though (especially the onion part). I would suggest it more for a winter meal because it does make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside (ok so maybe the warm part was the wine).

I should also mention that due to my new “no planning” vow, I did not adequately time out the meal so we ate at 12:30 A.M., which could also have led to the fuzzy feeling. New rule is when it comes to food – I can plan. Yay!

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  1. I was so tempted to buy the book and start trying after I saw the previews, but I need to read the book first to see how she turned out.

    I am giving away a copy of this book on my blog btw.

  2. I just ordered book, which I hope to read before I go see the movie! I might add another recipe later tonight!

  3. Yummy! Ill try to come up with some thing good for next week so I can play along.

  4. I'm reading this right now and like it so far. Looking forward to the movie as I'm guessing the Julia scenes will be better on screen than in writing!


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