Sometimes, you just have those pinch-me-is-this-really-happening experiences. Such a moment happened on the first official day of the book tour just before I went to speak at one of my favorite bookstores, R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Conn. As it happens, culinary … [Read more...] about Hanging out with Jacques
If you don't know the amazing Nancy Pearl, let me introduce you. She's a Seattle librarian who has translated her passion for the printed word into the bestselling "Book Lust" series. Pearl's books inspire everyone I know who loves to read. I suspect she's only librarian ever … [Read more...] about Food Lust to Go
The Huffington Post collected a series of images and video clips of the late Julia Child in honor of what would have been her 98th birthday. Among the video clips are some classics, including an introduction to various kinds of chicken, her moment burning food on The French Chef, … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Julia
Does it matter? A recent story in the The New York Times notes that despite her canonization as the unofficial ambassador for French cuisine in this country, most French people haven't heard of Julia Child. In a way, it makes sense. Her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, … [Read more...] about Do the French appreciate Julia?