Sunday, 14 March 2010

Julie, Julia and Becca

If you haven't seen Julie and Julia the film about Julie Powell a 20-something New Yorker who sets her self a challenge to cook her way through the Julia Child cook book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", pop down to the DVD store or rental and get it, it's great. I saw this at the cinema at some point last year and pre-ordered it on DVD so when it arrived last weekend I was thrilled. Such a lovely film, I can really identify with Julie, and Julia's story is inspiring, all this with the occasionally belly laugh and it just goes to prove nudity and violence aren't needed to create a great film.

I was a very lucky lady (after a little hinting) Father Christmas brought me Julia's cook book but I havent had a chance to open it and having re-watched the film this week it was all the inspiration I needed to get out my Le Creuset casserole dish and apron and get cooking.

So with the ingredients arranged I set off on my Julie and Julia journey to cook the ever so famous Boeuf Bourguignon.

I've chopped veg...Oh I was so tempted to do my onion at speed a la Julia in the film but chicken'd out...

...browned bacon and enough beef to feed a small army even though I cut down the recipe significantly...

...and sloshed in the red wine.....

now my little creation is in the oven for an eternity cooking to perfection (oh I can dream). The smell is permeating through the house and even though it is only 6pm (and let's be honest I did pinch a few of the ingredients whilst cooking) I'm starving, and literally counting down till I can dive in....yum yum yum.

And as it would appear there is enough for about 20 people we better hope its tasting as this is all we are eating this week....

1 comment:

  1. How funny that you made this. I've been thinking about buying Julia's cookbook so I can make her boeuf bourginion too! Watching that movie just made me crave it.


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