Ok - so a very dear friend of mine suggested I start a blog, chronicling my new-found interest (dare we say passion) for cooking. French cooking to be specific. My response was that food blogs are so yesterday and it seems everyone is doing them. BUT then I thought that reading some of these blogs have actually helped me thus far in my interest in learning how to cook French. Now, if a total novice at cooking can start to get things right, maybe I can share some failures and successes.
There are probably dozens of people out there who started cooking after seeing the movie Julie and Julia who in part tells the story of Julia Child. Well, I'm one of them and got bitten so bad by the foodie bug that I promptly went and bought BOTH volumes of Mastering the Art of French Cooking as well as a DVD set containing twelve episodes of The French Chef that aired in America in the 60's and 70's. I've had my books for 2 weeks now and they already look as well-thumbed as old editions.
So - here's my intention to photograph the final products of what I attempt and to give some feedback on the process. I'm cooking from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and although the instructions are absolutely fantastic and fool-proof (idiot-proof in my case) I will see where I can add some insight - and maybe some step-by-step pics of the process.