Posts tagged "julia child"

Steven's Book Reviews: The French Chef in America by Alex Prud'homme (Knopf, 10/16)

Steven's Book Reviews: The French Chef in America by Alex Prud'homme (Knopf, 10/16)
“At times Julia’s high spirits caught her…mates off guard. One day, she announced that a store-bought baguette was not up to snuff, and blithely flung it over her shoulder. As the offending load spiraled over tureens of French onion soup and platters of carefully prepared food [her Television crew] held their breaths in dumbstruck terror. The... Read more »

Let's all watch Julia Child cook chicken and forget about our problems for half an hour

Let's all watch Julia Child cook chicken and forget about our problems for half an hour
Ever since my grandma introduced me to The Food Network when I was an impressionable lad of ten or eleven, I have found watching food being prepared to be a very calming scenario. Watching meat searing, pasta boiling, and sauce bubbling has become a great comfort to me when I need to focus my mind... Read more »

How Julia Child saved my sanity and started my blogging addiction

How Julia Child saved my sanity and started my blogging addiction
Life is a web twisted with golden braids and sharp nettles. The delicate interweaving of events, people, places, and experiences create the rich tapestry that cloaks our lives. Though people weave in and out of our lives, we are either richer or poorer for having met them. The summer after I graduated high school was... Read more »
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Steven's Book Reviews: Baking with Amy (a cookbook) by Amy Bouzaglo of Amy's Baking Company fame

Steven's Book Reviews: Baking with Amy (a cookbook) by Amy Bouzaglo of Amy's Baking Company fame
“I don’t believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make.” – Julia Child Mrs. Child could have been talking about Amy Bouzaglo when she uttered that brilliant quote. I was first introduced to Amy Bouzaglo, along with many others, when she appeared on Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay’s TV... Read more »

Julia Child: A Short Appreciation

Julia Child: A Short Appreciation
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” Those words were spoken by incomparable, irreverent Julia Child, the woman who single-handedly changed the fact of American cooking. Now, you may be asking dear readers (and I don’t fault you for asking, and I thank you for being... Read more »