Sunday, 9 June 2013

Bookshops & Julia Child

I could spend hours (and I do) in a bookshop. My favourite section is the cookbooks, and its always so hard to choose. For me, a cookbook is more than just pages of recipes, I love reading the stories behind them and the chef's notes. Nigella Lawson is one author who is great for this, her books are full of commentary which I love. A pot of tea and a few cookbooks are the best ways to spend a lazy Sunday.

Today while I was in the bookshop, my eyes fell upon The French Chef Cookbook - Julia Child. I knew I had to have it. Although I know nothing about the art of french cooking, I knew I wanted to try per Julia's rules.

My Mum and I fell in love with the movie Julie & Julia - Julia Child's story of her start in the culinary profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. The movie is based on a true story and is inspiring to any beginner chef, home cook, blogger & baker. A proof to those old fashioned movie fantasies that impossible dreams do come true.

I grew to love Julia Child due to this film, before it I knew her name but I didn't know about her. Her character was infectious and she was never afraid of new beginnings. 

Keep an eye out for my French cuisine feats or failures. 

Melanie xo