So, yesterday would have been Julia Child‘s 100th birthday.  What a lady.  I was first introduced to Julia quite a few years ago, when I read Julie Powell’s book Julie & Julia, which I loved.  It was one of those laugh-out-loud books, really easy to read, and I was sad when it was finished.  In 2009 the movie based on the book was released, which I also really enjoyed (although I think that movies hardly ever do the books justice).  I know that many people have complained about Meryl Streep’s voice in the movie, but when you watch a clip like this, you can see what an amazing actress she is.

A while ago my husband bought me this beautiful two volume set of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  I have yet to try a recipe out of it, although I think it’s about time that I tackle something.  Boef bourguignon anyone?

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