Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Whatever you think of Julia Child (and I'm a huge fan), it's always fascinating to make one of the recipes from the book. They're smart, well written, well edited and even when they start to get complicated, make sense.
August 15, the anniversary of Julia Child's birth, is a good time to reflect on the role that her 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' played in many of our lives. It is was in cooking from' Mastering the Art', for example, that I made strides toward becoming an adult, creating my first home, and entering into the buoyant spirit of the sixties.
We all have our own individual timing and like flowers, we bloom at different seasons.
What do the French make with ground beef? For a cuisine that does really amazing things with leftover bits and pieces, ground meat of almost any kind rarely makes a solo appearance.
Julia Child would have been 100 today. That anniversary reminded me of how huge a role Julia Child played for those of us who learned to cook in the 1960s and 70s.
Gourmets and gourmands are pulling their ten Julia Child's cookbooks off the shelves to help celebrate the culinary icon's 100 birthday on August 15th. But foodies, lovers of pop culture and kids will also find a book to help celebrate Julia's birthday.
It was with avid interest that I devoured Julia Child's life's story whole. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child -- told with affection and reverence by author Bob Spitz -- lifts an American icon from the cauldron of celebrity into a dish of comfort food.
Even now, I feel like Julia serves as a guide while I cook, perched on my shoulder, giving me tips and hints for the recipes
What makes the difference between a cook like Dan and somebody like me, whose efforts often result in meals like volcanic eggs, or those shortbread cookies I made where I forgot to put in the flour, even though that was one of just four ingredients?
We say "What's the recipe?" when we mean "How do you do it?" And though we want the answer to be "Like this!" the honest
Holding a mirror up to the nature of the American food scene is just too much for millions of us to stomach. We'd so much rather feed our hunger with images of Julia/Meryl's joy.
Almost 48 years after it was first published, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child is finally topping the
As soon as Julia Child began talking about her husband, sadness misted her face, and no longer was I sitting across from an icon; rather, I was in the presence of a woman who'd lost the love of her life.
I was privileged eventually to meet Julia Child (see below) and the following legendary cooking writers who each connected with each other, and for a bit, with me.
Everyone has heard of you -- the blogger who set out in 2002 to cook every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which was turned into a book and then a movie.
if you like food, friendship, romance, sex, comedy, Paris or New York, you'll probably love Julie & Julia.
After seeing Julie & Julia I decided to read what was written about Julie Powell back when she was still actively engaged in her project.