An Entire Week of Julia Child Inspired French Recipes
If you browse food blogs regularly, no doubt you've heard of the movie opening this week called Julia and Julia. It's the story of famed chef and TV personality Julia Child, and Julie Powell, a secretary who decided to make every dish in Child's tome on French cuisine, titled "Mastering the Art of French Cooking".
A lot of foodies identify with Julie Child. In my case, I see both similarities and differences with her. She came to France and discovered a new cuisine in French cooking. She spent a lot of time making a cookbook so that she could bring that cooking back home and share it.
My experience has been kind of the opposite. I came from France. I love French cooking. I was born and raised on it. It's nothing fancy to me; it's just good food. And now I've come to America because of my husband, just as she had to go to France because of her husband's work. One of the reason I started this site is so that I could demystify international cuisine, be it French or Asian.
I appreciate that Child told Americans not to be afraid of French cooking. One of the first things I noticed when coming to America is that Americans use French words, often incorrectly, to make things sound fancy. It's silly because a lot of the food we eat in France was created by poor people out of necessity. For example, making cheese was a way to store milk during the winter.
I'm going to be posting recipes which are part of the French culinary experience each day this week. I am by no means a master of the art of French cooking but I love it, I grew up with it, and I'm happy to share what little I know with the people who read my blog. So stay tuned for an entire week of Julia Child inspired French recipes. I'm very excited to see the movie coming out this Friday!