This recipe first appeared in The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. It's loosely based on a dish that I learned to make while studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. During the heat of summer, I probably make this once a week and if I have to take something to a party, this is … [Read more...] about Recipe: Provencal tomato spread for Julia Child
I first encountered Salade Niçoise in a most embarrassing way -- by reading about it in a cheap romance novel. The scene was typically evocative of a dime store read. A beautiful protagonist perched at a table under a striped umbrella on an immaculate beach in Cannes waiting … [Read more...] about Recipe: Salade Niçoise
In my first book, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, this recipe was known as "Potage 'Minestrone' a la Ma Mere," since all the recipes had French names. This is neither French, nor strictly speaking, even minestrone. Instead, it served as a catch-all flexible soup recipe … [Read more...] about “Minestrone” Soup like My Mother’s
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa_VD7VISyI&w=560&h=315] Mike and I shot this video of Jacques Pepin talking about Julia in his kitchen last October. As I looked at this morning, I thought, "Wow, this is a long way from covering cops in Florida." In 1995, I was … [Read more...] about Happy 100th Birthday, Julia!
Just in time to celebrate her 100th birthday, a Seattle-based company has released an app featuring 32 recipes from the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, plus clips from the DVD version of "The Way to Cook," plus other content, including excerpts from the book. It's … [Read more...] about Review: The Julia Child App