This month for BC, we read My Life in France by Julia Child. When Julie and Julia was in the theaters last fall several of us from BC went to see it, and that was when we decided we wanted to read this book. I don't think I would classify it as a must read, but I did enjoy reading about her life. Discovering how she became the phenomal chef/baker/cook that she was...it was entertaining. Given the topic of the book, we either prepared a recipe from it, or tried to find something French to bring to our monthly meeting. I have been cheating the last couple months by either bringing drinks, or something
Julia agonized over her pie crusts...she wanted them perfect. Even when she found the perfect combination, she found it couldn't be translated into American cuisine because our flour doesn't have enough "body" and we need 1/3 more fat to make our crusts crumbly (didn't know that didja?) Ok, so I'm not trying to be her, nor will I hit the kitchen in a frenzy if these aren't perfect...but just look at them how couldn't they be?
Her other obsession was mayonaisse. Umm, that didn't really shout out "Yay book club!" to me, so I went with French Apple Pies, in individual jars, with French vanilla ice cream!
Can't wait to bake them and see how they turn out! (They were GREAT! I made 8, so there are 2 extra for the boys to try tomorrow...they're the real test. After a glass or 2 of champagne tonight, those ladies would like anything!)