Nevertheless, watching Julia Child was fascinating, something that started me on enjoying cooking shows way back. Julie Powell, the author of Julie and Julia, started writing a blog about her adventure, and well..I write a blog, so needless to say, I enjoyed the movie.
Like some backwards styles, I read the book after I saw the movie, further interested in this government worker-turned cook-turned blogger-turned writer. I loved it. Her writing style, the further in depth the story went, her story.
Then keeping with my theme, I read Julia Child's book, My Life in France. Even trying to dissect the French words with the Spanish that I know didn't dissuade me from getting through the book, though it did take me far longer to finish it. I loved how Paul was so utterly in love with Julia and supported her so strongly in her endeavors.
Now, I'm onto Julie Powell's second book, Cleaving, and find myself intrigued at the grocery store's meat section.
Obviously, when I get into something, I tend to obsess in it. I've now found the original blog that started the Julie/Julia Project and now I'm reading through it and admiring the writing, the story, and the whole idea all over again. And, now I'm
No, I won't be cooking my way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking, we are just not that extravagant of eaters in this household. I mean, I've resorted to wrapping everything we eat now in bacon so the kids don't go malnourished.
Now maybe if there was a Mastering the Art of Chocolate Chip Cookies, I'd give it a go.
Oh wait, last night on my GNO we went to see "It's Complicated" with Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep....see I just can't shake this, now I'll have to buy Julie and Julia on DVD AND Mama Mia! See how my fixation just slowly moves from movie-to book-to actress...
What is wrong with me?! I need a 12-step program to get out of this cycle.