Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Julie & Julia Copycat Challenge

As you may recall, last week I mentioned Julie & Julia, which is both a book and a movie about Julia Child and the influence that her recipes had on a woman named Julie Powell. Because I am a foodie and an avid reader, I was inspired to do the same thing that Julie Powell does in the movie: cook all of the recipes in a single cookbook. Julie chose Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which has about 550 recipes. I chose Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook, which has about 100.

Tonight I began the "Julie & Julia Copycat Challenge" with dessert: stewed berries and rum whipped cream.
I could probably quit now and be satisfied. IT WAS SO GOOD. And so simple. The recipe is basically sugar, berries, cream, rum, and vanilla. I also added some fresh-baked biscuits because I'm a carb-o-holic. Here are some pictures of the "before and after."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake,
Diana sent me the link to your blog. I am so excited to follow your copycat challenge. (We just saw Julie & Julia)
I love Ina and her recipes! I have at least one copy of all of her cookbooks and have loved every recipe I've tried. I'm looking forward to reading about all the recipes you make!