One of America’s most influential chefs and one of the first TV chefs, Julia Child would have been 100 on August 15th. She died in 2004, just shy of her 92nd birthday. In honour of her birthday many bloggers have been trying out her recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. As usual I am a bit late in the game, so instead I will cook a three-course Julia-Child inspired meal on August 15th.
A movie that came out a few years ago starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams called Julie and Julia was about two different books: Julia Child’s memoir on her life in France, and Julie Powell a blogger who blogged about attempting every one of the recipes in MTAOFC. If you enjoy cooking I highly recommend My life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme and Julie and Julia by Julie Powell.
I have tried a few of her recipes before, but not many. I am unsure of what I will actually make for my dinner, but I do know the dessert will be a soufflé. I have attempted to make one before but it didn’t come out properly because I had to hand-whip the egg whites (I didn’t have a KitchenAid Mixer at the time). So, I will re-attempt that for sure!
You can also join in on the fun as well. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is still in print and widely available. If you chose to join in, follow Julia Child’s Facebook Page and the Twitter account (@JC100)
Have a great Sunday!