Inspirations from Julie/Julia
Aug. 9, 2009 6:13 pm
Updated: Aug. 18, 2009 5:48 am
Just got back from the movie and really enjoyed it! Both women are an inspiration to keep doing what you dream. Cooking is captivating and you just keep learning and learning from each other.
My class on Honoring Julia Child went well. No fires, no burnt chicken...everyone had fun and I think they were all quite proud of themselves cooking a Child meal! Nex t class is titled An Italian Cafe and I am going to teach how to cook Halibut in Cedar Wraps. I love my job.
Tip for ya.....LEEKS. they're messy, gritty little things so must be washed well. The easiest method is to do all the slicing before you wash them....then plop the pieces into a sink of cold water...all the dirt falls to the bottom and you can scoop out the clean slices...just give them a little rub with your hands to make sure all the dirt is gone and drain them.
Also when a recipe calls for leeks remember you will be cutting off the hairy root part and leaving only about 3-4 inches of the green.