COOKIN' THE BOOKSNovember 09, 2009
YOU’VE seen Julie and Julia , right? If you haven’t, go and see it. As luck would have it, I found Powell’s book on CD at the library and ...
YOU’VE seen Julie and Julia, right? If you haven’t, go and see it. As luck would have it, I found Powell’s book on CD at the library and am up to the final chapters. The book does not track Child’s life as the movie does, just the year Powell wrote her blog chronicling an attempt to cook all the recipes in Julia Child’s 1961 tome Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Bloggers will appreciate Powell’s love/hate relationship with her blog and her readers, and recognise, if not cringe a little at Powell’s rather familiar neglect of her husband. It’s been a fun read and well could be among my Christmas gifts to other foodies and bloggers. I liked the movie, but the book has been way, way better. I’ll be sorry when it ends and I drop Julie, who happens to narrate her work, back to the library and fork over the $2 overdue fine.
Powell’s Julie/Julia Project did have me wondering which cook book I’d choose to cook my way through. Stephanie Alexander’s Kicthen Garden Companion, which I blogged about here, would top the list at the moment. I made a fair start on Saturday with a roast chook, broccoli and chick pea salad and grape, ginger and yoghurt brulee (pictured).