Saturday, September 12, 2009

Julie and Julia Review

A few months ago, the wife and I started doing a Friday night 'dinner and a movie' thing. We both looked forward to Fridays with a new anticipation and of course the usual dilemma of where to eat and what to see would usually arise. We ended up seeing a few stinkers but the one that sticks out was - "Julie and Julia".
This movie was greatly entertaining! It was funny, serious and had a solid story line that kept me interested the whole movie. It contained so much of what I enjoy - food, cooking, history, blogging, romance, Meryl Streep and I can say I was certainly satisfied.
I grew up watching Julia Child and thought at the time she was a 'loony' old lady with a funny voice. But as I got older I realized she set the standard when it came to TV cooking shows and boy did she know her stuff.
One word of caution- eat before you go otherwise all that food and cooking will make you so hungry you'll hit the snack bar on the way out of the theater!

Bon Appetit

Friday, September 4, 2009

Great Collection of Vintage Cookbooks from Time-Life

The Good Cook Series by Time-Life



28 Volumes with exceptional "how-to" photos. covering foods by primary ingredients, from the simple "Cakes" to the more obscure "Terrines, Pates and Galantines". Now out-of-print, but still considered a remarkable achievement and coveted classic.

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