I watched the movie Julie &Julia the 2009 American biographical comedy, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams.
I actually watched it more than once because Meryl Streep deserves an Oscar for that role in Julie & Julia – chapeau!
I was inspired by Julie Powell to cook, well not all 524 recipes in a year, but something like 150 recipes listed from all the books I have.
The thing was, either I use my cooking books or I donate them. So I went through most of them and listed all the recipes that I want to do, or do better.
I made it for a family dinner, and I was quite pleased that, although a labor-intensive kind of preparation and cooking time, with one dish meat and vegetables are all included. I thought it was well worth the time.
Sometimes in fact I needed to read more than one version of a recipe to then settle for one.
The Bœuf Bourguignon however was done following the Julia Child recipe, and it came out delicious the first try.
Paired with a good red wine, possibly the same used for the recipe, it was a winner.
I already got a few done. The Branzino with potatoes was particularly good – the tender fish paired perfectly with potatoes.
And today I experimented with meringues. I think meringues are not difficult to make but the number one must-have is a good oven. And I just have a new one now.
So meringues it was, because my next challenge will be a Pavlova! I am just waiting for the right fresh fruits to use.
Strawberries, berries, figs, kiwi? I am looking into my list which combination is the best.
I love this challenge because it forces me to seek out the freshest, most flavorful produce of the season.
There’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy, ripe tomato or savoring the sweetness of a perfectly ripe peach.
I enjoy experimenting with a variety of spices and herbs, such as cumin, coriander, and thyme, to elevate the flavors of my dishes.
Overall, I am excited to continue my culinary journey and try new recipes. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll even attempt all 524 recipes like Julie Powell!
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I good for you! I keep maki g the same recipes over and over again! But I DID really enjoy the movie.
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