On recommendation of BFF I have just watched the film Julie/Julia which is about two things I love, no - make that three. Blogging, Cooking and Feisty Women. I am resisting the urge to buy the cookbook now, having already hopped straight on to Amazon. I have appeased myself by buying the kindle version of her life in France, but am quite keen to get 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' although I doubt I will cook from it as much I suppose. I bought Elizabeth David's 'At Elizabeth David's Table' after seeing a docu-film on her and haven't actually cooked from it although I do like to read it and think about her very interesting life (another feisty woman!). I have a feeling Julia Child's book may be too Americanised in its measures (I really don't get 'sticks' of butter) and doubtless too meaty. As a recent carnivore after 18 years of vegetarianism I still struggle to deal with meat that looks like it's origin. So I don't think de-boning a duck is a likely occurrence in my kitchen! However, I will put it on my birthday list - nobody ever knows what to get and it is something that I would really like to add to my cookbook collection. Browsing through a cookbook with a pile of post-its and a cup of tea is always a good way to waste time.
Have decided not to be such a wuss and bloomin' well cook a recipe! Have spent more indulgent minutes browsing through Elizabeth David and reckon if I start off with something simple, I might even be able to work my way up the trickiness scale!As homage to Julia Child, I am making Beouf Bourguignon this weekend although, alas, not her recipe as I haven't got the book! Definitely laying large hints for my impending birthday......Lorraine Pascale it is (love her!)