Thursday, April 17, 2008

J.C.Superstar


Last week I was glued to the Food Network for their broadcast of Chefography: Julia Child. So we know I love me some Julia. I've been watching episodes of The French Chef on DVD and my appreciation of her style and casual approach continues to deepen my appreciation for all she did for the Cooking as Pleasure and Entertainment category of life. The Chefography program was nice. All info that I've read before in her book My Life in France. I do think they could have spent a few extra minutes on all the exploration of food Julia and Paul experienced in France, but they seemed to breeze through all that. But still a good program.

In appreciation of Ms. Julia, I am lovingly stealing the following quotes from the Well Fed Network's post on Julia yesterday.
  • Everything in moderation, including moderation.
  • I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.
  • I was thirty-two when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
  • If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.
  • Life itself is the proper binge.
  • Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, well, so is the ballet.
  • The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon app├ętit.
Thank you Julia! You continue to inspire me and make me look at the way I cook and how I can improve and get more pleasure out of the creation of something delicious.

2 comments:

Jack said...

OK, my mind is just in a naughty place. Those quotes could be taken a few different ways. At they can by me. I need to find me a chicken.

DDaggett said...

Love the quotes, as a matter of fact I have a wooden sign in the kitchen of the quote "if you are afraid of butter, use cream." What could be wrong with that?