Friday, July 31, 2009

A sign from Julia

I just finished reading The Julie/Julia Project about this girl named Julie that decides to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" book in one year. It is a true story. While I was reading this, I started thinking about how I should do something like this. A couple weeks ago, while I was at my parents house I found a stack of old cookbooks that my mom didn't want anymore. Cookbooks that were so close to my heart as a young child because of the magnificent pictures of perfect set meals. You know what I'm talking about...The Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks that woman of the 70's/80's all possessed. It just so happened that on the top of the pile was a small, old, slightly yellowing paperback book called, "The French Chef Cookbook" by Julia Child. Holy Moly! It was like a sign from Julia herself urging me to go for it! There are so many sweets and desserts that I would love to make and try out but there never seems to be enough time. The truth of the matter is that I just DON'T make enough time. So after realizing this fundamental truth about myself (that I can be somewhat lazy), I am challenging myself to bake one new recipe a week. No ifs, ands or buts. This will equal 52 recipes for the year. I will post the recipes in case any of you out there would like to go on this baking adventure with me, which I hope you will. So to kick it all off, I am going to start with Le Marquis au Chocolat from Julia Child's, "The French Chef Cookbook".

Stay tuned...

3 comments:

Lesley said...

Very cool idea! I look forward to seeing your updates. I'm also willing to help you eat through those 52 desserts! :-)

marisa ghiglieri-linquist said...

Maybe one of those will be bringing you a post pregnancy dessert!

Deborah said...

Good luck in your baking mission! I am excited to read about your adventures.