Saturday, August 8, 2009

julie+julia= a ton of laughs and the desire to say "bon appetit"

Ever since our trip to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and I hear Julia Child's name I think of my dear sister in-law Anna. We had the chance to see Julia's kitchen among other awesome things, but I was too pooped so Anna went to check out the kitchen with Jay while I stayed behind. Kicking myself now. But here is the photo that Anna took

This is where I must make a confession. I have never heard of Julia Child until that day let alone what she was famous for. Seriously.

Turns out that my SIL is a big fan (which I also didn't know until then either, sheesh I'm not going to win the "I know my SIL" award this year) and when she says "First you take the bird..." in her "Julia" voice, I can't help but chuckle. It sounds so funny to me.

So when I saw that there was a movie coming out about Julia Child, I immediately texted her with an, "Are you going?" She hadn't heard about it so I made up my mind that she's going because I am going to see to it that she does. That's what great sisters in-laws do ;0)

And that brings us to tonight. We (Anna, and my sweet mother in-law and I) went to check out a late night showing and I left the theatre with with a... (think of the right word and put it here...nope can't think of it so I'll use) strong desire to try out Julia's recipes for myself. The food in the movie looked so delish that I left there feeling hungry. I swear at times I thought I could smell those succulent dishes they were making.

I have wanted to start cooking again and frankly I really did enjoy it very much. I just hate my kitchen but I am working on that. So I now have a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking on order. Yup. As soon as I got home I went to my fave online bookstore and purchased myself a copy and a lil som som to get free shipping. I just hope I have the 'tools' needed to make these dishes that left my drooly glands salavitating* for 2 hrs and 3 mins!

Ooooh they looked so good! By the way, I give this movie 2 thums up! Don't forget to turn off the music on the side before playing.

Bon Appetit!


movies I want to see this year:
Where the Wild Things Are
It's Complicated
The Lovely Bones
Sherlock Holmes

*I know it's salivate but for the longest time I thought the other word was correct. But thanks to my living dictionary/thesaurus aka Victoria, I now know the correct word. It's not as fun to say if you ask me


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the movie now.

Julie said...

I didn't think I'd be interested in this movie until your review of it. I think I'll go see it now.