Not Wanting to Appear Foolish
I truly wished to share with you my favorite quote from the book Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
The book itself is delicious. I should know I have read it twice now!
Julie & Julia the movie, I saw 4 times for my 60th Birthday. I believe I would like to own a copy of this DVD.
So here is the quote I wished to share with you… from page 216
Somewhere along the way, I discovered that in the physical act of cooking, especially something complex or plain old hard to handle, dwelled unsuspected reservoirs of arousal both gastronomic and sexual. If you are not one of us, the culinary depraved, there is no way to explain what’s so darkly enticing about eviscerating beef marrowbones, chopping up lobster, baking a three-layer pecan cake, and doing it for someone else, offering someone hard-won gustatory delights in order to win pleasures of another sort. Everyone knows there are foods that are sexy to eat. What they don’t talk about so much is foods that are sexy to make. But I’ll take a wrestling bout with recalcitrant brioche dough over being fed a perfect strawberry any day, foreplay-wise.
(Julia too started learning to cook because of a man- Paul Child was quite a gourmand when she met him, and she didn’t know a thing about food. For a while the war flung them together, but then of course the war ended. Maybe Julia was afraid she couldn’t keep him, and that’s why she began cooking him all sorts of crazy things. I’m particularly impressed by her attempt at calves’ brains in red wine sauce. She had no idea what she was doing, of course, and apparently it turned out just awful – nasty pale shreds in a purplish, lumpy sauce. He married her anyway. I say ‘anyway,’ but I’d bet a dollar he married her because she was the sort of woman to try to seduce him with brains, however badly prepared – because she was willing to risk repulsing him to win him. How utterly illogical of her, and yet how utterly right.)”
So what are you doing to be foolish this April fool’s Day? I’m cooking …..
Julie& Julia, the DVD and book, are available at Amazon by clicking on the book link on this page. (There’s a Kindle version too!)
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