Tag: Julia Child

Oh Dear, Oh “Dearie” Me

My poor Kindle has been feeling quite neglected this past month as my bedtime reading was restricted to an absolute doorstop of a book, Dearie, the Julia Child biography by  Bob Spitz. Biographies are one of those hit-or-miss things for me. I’ve picked up random tomes on people I know nothing about and been utterly […]

Forever Popular Julia Child

Today, August 15, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth. Julia Child is the reason we have the Food Network today. She showed us how to cook. She showed us how to cook with butter and cream and to make vegetables friendly. Julia had absolutely no attitude. She even showed up how that […]

Chocolate Mousse Tartlets

Yesterday I attended (and helped judge) a Mini-Burger Challenge with our local foodie group. In addition to the burger challenge there was also a pie-off (determined by popular vote only), and I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring. Each pie was supposed to be cut into 16 slices but I knew that was […]

Julia Child – World War II Spy

I had heard for quite a while that Julia Child was a spy during WWII and fondly shared it at parties to get looks of surprise from men and women alike, but I only believed it part way as an urban legend.  But it is actually true.  This video shows actual classified paperwork, recently released, […]

Julie and Julia – My Homework Assignment

I finally went to see the movie “Julie and Julia” last night with my friend Kim Duncan. I think we were the last women on the planet to see it. The theater only had two other’s in it besides us.  (Note to self:  “When are the power mogul developers going to realize that people don’t […]

Book Review: Julie and Julia, Food Memoir

I loved the book, Julie and Julia by Julie Powell.  The food memoir is soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. The year is 2002 and Julie Powell is a bored temp working for a government agency in New York City. She has always been fascinated by food and […]

A Mans Take on the Julia Child Book: My Life in France

Book Review:  My Life in France, Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme, (2006) Alfred A. Knopf, New York I’m not a chef, just a guy who likes good food and can cook the basics.  I grew up in the television era when Julia Child was breaking ground in teaching cooking and introducing American housewives to French […]