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Wednesday, June 6, 2019

Good morning, foodie friends.

Last night, I was flipping through my countless streaming services trying to find something worth watching after a long day of work and realized most of my recommended shows were food related. It appears that I not only love to cook and eat, but I love to watch people cook and eat, as well.

I settled on one of my favorite food-inspired movies, “Julie & Julia,” a charming 2009 rom-com based on the true story of blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's first cookbook. The sumptuous shots of butter-based French dishes and decadent chocolate cakes got me thinking that perhaps I should try cooking some of Julia Child’s recipes. I don’t own a copy of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” I do have a beat copy of “The Joy of Cooking,” by Irma S. Rombauer, which my mother gave to me saying, “I never liked this book very much.”

Perhaps I should start with the basics, like this French omelette that Julia uses a whisk to whip up the eggs into fluffy submission. Or, maybe I’ll go a different route and make something Julia once enjoyed eating with one of our local readers, who was lucky enough to meet the famous cookbook author and make her dinner once.

Do you have a tried-and-true Julia Child recipe? Let me know and maybe I’ll make my own “Julia & Lindsey” experiment in which I find time and space in my busy life to tackle some French cooking — I’m sure there are some that are toddler friendly, right?

Bon Appétit!
Lindsey Hollenbaugh
Managing editor of Features

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