Cooking For Julia Child
Last week I spotted over on Pip's blog that PBS launched a' cook for Julia 'campaign to celebrate her amazing life and what would have been her 100th birthday.
When Andrew and I visited my friend Melissa in Washington DC three years ago we got to see Julia's original kitchen at the Smithsonian - she was a very tall lady at 6'2 and her husband designed the kitchen and her cabinet size to suit her tall frame...so great!
Back to me cooking for Julia.
I decided to cook Julia's Braised Lamb Shanks for my family - it took ages to cook but once the meat is nice and brown (butter) and the vegies slightly cooked (more butter) - you can pop it in the oven and not have to think about it until hours later!
the house smelt good...comforting!
Julia's recipe says serve with rissotto but I boiled some brown rice instead.
For more Julia Child recipes head on over here or head to your local library to borrow some of her famous Cookbooks.
*image - Julia Child in her Paris Kitchen before she became a household name