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GIVE THEM FOOD...and other ways to cope with life

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.
Bon Appetit!

 
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Aug. 10, 2009 6:02 am
I am so excited to see this movie this afternoon. I am a newbie cook, I hope to get better... maybe this will help! :)
 
Aug. 10, 2009 1:58 pm
cocojo - did you read my blod about the movie/party? Check it out!
 
cocojo 
Aug. 10, 2009 7:57 pm
you will really enjoy this movie!
 
BethC 
Aug. 18, 2009 5:48 am
Agreed, movie was great. Meryl Streep was phenomenal AGAIN! Inspired me to look for this kind of outlet. Have been cooking on regular gas or electric range, but recently purchased a gas convection range. Anyone out there using convection willing to share some lessons learned?
 
 
 
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Loving life at 50ish. Kids are gone and I'm focusing on my career! I enjoyed running a chocolate truffle business for 3 years and now teach adults and children about chocolate. I also teach hands on cooking classes at a local cooking school and am writing my first cookbook! Please visit me at my blog www.allrecipes.com/cook/givethemfood
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook almost anything but particularly enjoy Italian. I have been studying Vegetarian and Vegan cooking for the last few years and love to make healthy meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
from scratch cinnamon buns on Christmas morning...they take forever but Oh! so worth it!
My cooking triumphs
landing my dream job as a teaching chef.
My cooking tragedies
when I was teaching myself to cook way back in college, I made these wonderful oatmeal raisin cookies for my roomies....only problem was I forgot the flour! The cookies became one big mass that overflowed the cookie sheet and made a huge mess in the oven!
 
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