5 spoons for Julie & Julia


Where do I start with this movie?

I loved it. I don’t know how close it was to the real life Julia Child and Julie Powell, but I so so so loved the movie 🙂

They both had very supportive husbands, and my guy can definitely learn from their example (LOL). Nah. Alfred is actually very supportive of me and my baking exploits, and I am quite sure he would want me to learn cooking as well (oh he would definitely love that). My dad was able to catch some of the movie with me, and he was saying I should do that too – go through my baking books and blog about them. That’s what I’ve wanted to do for a long time, a lot of people are doing it anyway. I just can’t seem to commit time each day to actually do any baking (I think I’ve mentioned that at least once before).

Last week, they had the book on display at the bookstore, along with Julia Child’s memoirs and copies of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I was tempted to buy them. But then I had to think – will I use it? Will I finally cook? Remember what happened to my beloved Sur La Table baking book Art & Soul of Baking? It was submerged in the flood without me actually cooking anything from it 🙁

Like Julie, maybe I need a deadline to force myself to complete tasks that I set out to do.

Or not.

It was fascinating how Julia Child willed herself into getting into le Cordon Bleu. You could really see how much passion she had for food – both in preparing it, and eating. And what was her age when she started in all that? I still have a lot of time! 🙂

I have a feeling that the extra money I’d be getting from my very recent promotion (yay me!) won’t be going to any additional life insurance quotes, but would be instead spent on baking/cooking ingredients or even maybe additional gear. Woohoo!

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