Where would the world of food be without Julia Child? I mean, I’m sure it would still be a thriving space overflowing with decadence, but it’d also be lacking, right?
I fell in love with Child when the popular film Julie & Julia hit the big screen in 2009. Of course Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci had a lot to do with it because they’re absolute perfection. However, I’m a foodie, so it was easy to relate to her equally unabashed love for food as well.
Every character enchanted me, but it was Julie cooking her way through this laborious cookbook that initially pulled my focus. The idea was just so brilliant that I berated myself for not coming up with it first. Julie’s year in her small kitchen made me want to do something similar in my own cramped space.
Whenever I watch the movie I feel invigorated anew. So, here we are, after far too many years of flopping about. I’ve decided to dedicate this space primarily to food, from my own too small kitchen and beyond.
Exploring the culinary world within and around me just feels right at this stage of my life.
When I was young, I learned the basics of cooking, and because we’ve never had a microwave, learning to cook was essential. Luckily I had my mom to show me where to begin and I’m so glad for that because it gave me the desire to experiment in the kitchen and to explore diverse foods in restaurants from early on. Start ’em young, right? 😉
As a result, when I began brainstorming the objective for this blog, food was at the top of the list. Books and photography were close seconds, and as such they’ll be present here too. I’m not claiming to be a master chef or baker, I’m also not a photographer, but I’m a student of life and I want to expand my skills while eating really delicious food, reading good books (cookbooks too!), and documenting every flour covered sizzle and splatter along the way. That’s why I’m here. To do more of the things I love, to become better at doing them, and to share all of that with you.
As Julia Child said in her glorious cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking:
“Just like becoming an expert in wine — you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford — you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. Then you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.”
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