Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Okay, so I think doing this blog has been predestined or it's like destiny or something. My husband and I just saw the movie Julie & Julia the night of August 11th, which is the exact date that Julie Powell started blogging through Julia Child's infamous book "Master the Art of French Cooking"! Very weird if I must say so my self so.....I have come to the conclusion, that with no certain deadline, I will buy her cookbook and work my way through French cooking for the servantless cook.
I saw myself completly in Julie Powell; I felt like she was living my life right in front of me. We both live in an apartment, we both love to write and don't feel like writers because we're not published, we both are married to wonderful men, we both absolutly love food and love to eat it, and we both want to follow through with something for once in our lives!
Thanks to my friends and readers for more inspiration in unexpected places I have been totally and utterly encouraged to do this! This, meaning cook my way through Julia Child's cookbook and blog about it. Saying this is a large feat in itself because of the well known fact that I never finish anything; I mean NEVER excluding my plate at dinner of course. I know Julie Powell did this exact same thing, but I want to learn how to cook the way the French do, and I did take four years of French in high school and traveled to France after I graduated. Maybe this is why? Is it weird that I'm doing what was just done and what an entire movie is in the theater about this very thing which I drew inspiration from? I guess it doesn't really matter. It's what I want to do, and it's now a goal I have, at this very moment the same date several years later that started Julie Powell's quest for salvation through the art of cooking.
What better way to celebrate two of my top five loves writing and food (the others are none other than God, my dear husband, and my son). Writing and food give me such a sense of joy and contentment. With the right meal all is right in the world.
So tomorrow I will venture to a used bookstore to search for this cookbook and begin cooking. I will strive everyday to write about my adventure and journey through her book, but for now Bon Appetite!