Tag Archives: Julia Child

Liberté, Égalité, Etc…

My friend Greg recently treated me to a dinner at Church & State in downtown LA. He didn’t tell me where we were going, and I swear that one of the streets we drove down was the same one where … Continue reading

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“The plane, the plane!”

The other night I made a post wherein I paraphrased a quote from John Irving’s 1981 novel, The Hotel New Hampshire, and stated: “It’s easy to keep passing the open windows, but it’s getting harder & harder to keep passing … Continue reading

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Uppercrust forever

“We’ll behave, Mary Poppins, we promise.” “That’s a pie crust promise: easily made, easily broken.” As usual, the practically perfect Mary Poppins is right. Pie crusts are like the martini of the pastry world: their very simplicity belies a complexity of … Continue reading

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Bon Anniversaire!

Not mine, but it’s what it should look like. NO CARROTS! So, today just felt too hot to stand over a stove browning beef and onions and sauteing mushrooms, much less baking a Reine de Saba. I therefore decided to … Continue reading

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August 15th Should Be a National Holiday

One hundred years ago today, Julia Carolyn McWilliams was born in Pasadena, CA. As a California man, born and bred, I am terribly proud to share my home state with the woman who became Julia Child. While I would imagine … Continue reading

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