Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm ready to cook

I've been on a cooking jag ever since I saw the movie Julie and Julia on Saturday.
Y'all have to go see this one. I made my sweet husband go with me, and there was so much humor in it that he actually enjoyed it.
Meryl Streep is amazing as usual, 
 Amy Adams does a fantastic job too. In fact, the whole cast is great. 
Stanley Tucci too.
That night I tried to pick up Mastering the Art of French Cooking at the Barnes and Noble and was totally denied.
 Here's the real Julie with her book that was made into the movie. That one was there.

Apparently a lot of other people are having the same reaction to the movie. The BN was sold out. When I got home I ordered it on Amazon. I was supposed to get it on Tues., but, Ack!, when I was checking the tracking of it, there was a huge delay. The updated delivery date was the 10th. Wow! The whole country must be trying to get this book, but joy of all joys, it came yesterday! Yippee! 
I can now cook with Julia! Heehee! There's one big problem though. That colossal bruschetta that Julie makes at the beginning of the movie isn't going to be in the cookbook. I want the recipe for that! It's what started my mouth drooling sitting in the theater. It looks simple enough, but I want the details! Maybe I should google it. So I'm off to see what I can find. Bon app├ętit! And happy long weekend! 


T. Anne said...

OK, when's dinner? ;)

Davin Malasarn said...

Lois, my bruschetta recipe is that you take some good bread, slice it, drizzle it with olive oil, toast it, and when it's hot out of the oven, rub it with fresh garlic. Then, you dice tomatoes and basil or arugula, mix that with olive oil and salt and pepper and top it on the bread. It's simple and I eat gads of it.

I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago, and I really liked it. Are you going to make those weird recipes--the aspics? I think that's what they're called.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I can't wait to see this movie!
Before we moved to France I bought an old copy of Julia's Mastering the Art of French cooking, and I used it quite a bit. The cherry clafoutis was my favorite. So good!

Cindy said...

I really want to see this movie. I'm not a superb cook, but stuff like this always inspires me and makes cooking fun.

Tess said...

Check you out, girl! I can almost smell the deliciousness from here :)

Lady Glamis said...

I haven't had a chance to see this movie yet. But it's on my list since there's not much else out there to see lately.

If we get together again we should cook together. How fun would that be! And Davin's recipe sounds fantastic. Must. Try.

lotusgirl said...

T.Anne, tomorrow.

Davin, thanks for that recipe. That sounds yummy! In perusing the cookbook today I have found the secret to not burning the bread when using butter. You have to clarify the butter first, and, of course, she spells out how to do that. As for the aspics, I'm not a big fan--even when I was there and real french people made them. I doubt I will do those at all. They seem like a lot of trouble.

Becky, that cherry clafoutis sounds great. I'll have to try that one. French food is the best.

Cindy, yeah, watching someone cooking onscreen makes me want to cook.

Tess, Let me make your mouth water!

Michelle, That would be so fun to cook together. I'm definitely going to have to try Davin's recipe. Mmmm.

B.J. Anderson said...

Yummy! Now I have to go get that book!

Alyssa said...

Ahh! I want to see this so badly! I'm glad to hear y'all enjoyed it; probably means I'll enjoy it too. :)

Pen Pen said...

OMG! I TOTALLY tried to get one too-mine's on order! It's like we're freaking trying to buy 'Harry Potter' or somethin! SHeez!!

Kelly H-Y said...

I so want to see that movie!