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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Julia and eggs

Surprise! I am back! Not that it's likely anyone's around to notice. I won't make excuses for the long absence except to say that part of the problem has had to do with iffy computer behavior which (too soon to say for sure) MAY now be a thing of the past.

Anyhow. Went to see the wonderful movie Julie and Julia the other day and it has sent me to revisit the old cookbooks, including the original 1961 Mastering the Art of French Cooking that I learned to cook from in those newlywed days of 1964 and 65 in Brooklyn (not so different from Julie in the movie, except that I certainly never attempted to make EVERYTHING!).

More importantly, I now see that many of the original French Chef TV programs are to be found on-line. Oh, the memories! Take a look at this one, the Egg Show, from 1964 and you who may NOT have seen any of these programs will understand what even today sets Julia apart from all her followers and imitators.

2 Comments:

Blogger Isabel said...

I just watched the Julia and eggs video. It's great and I wish everyone in the business of serving eggs would watch since its so rare to find properly cooked eggs. She sure wasn't afraid of "a little butter"!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Cate (Supermom) said...

Bloglines always notices! ;) Glad you're back!

2:23 PM  

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