Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 273 - The Food in Julie & Julia vs. The Food I Eat (pt. 2)

Day 273.

Back on Day 20 of the L/J&J Project, I talked about how torturous it was for me to watch all of the characters in Julie & Julia constantly feast on gourmet cooking, while I was forced to eat the junkiest of junk food.

I would kill to lick Amy Adams' fingers...
Oh, and that raspberry Bavarian cream looks pretty good too.

Well it's been 253 days, and though the food in Julie & Julia hasn't changed at all, I've watched this movie enough times to pick up a thing or two about cooking to make myself a substantial meal. Yes, that's right--I've actually learned how to cook (If it wasn't evident from my chocolate creme pie, aspic and poached egg posts). But now that I have the guidance of both the film itself and Julia's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, how could I possibly go wrong?

Reference materials.

Okay, so I flipped through all the recipes in Mastering and I realized I didn't have any of the fancy schmancy ingredients that Julie and/or Julia might have had in the film. After all, I'm working on a college intern budget here.

After consulting the cookbook's index, I realized I could only make one dish--Julia's famous Hot Dogs & Angel Hair Pasta!

Okay... so I realize that Julia's famous Hot Dogs & Angel Hair Pasta is not a real dish. But I am really, really quite poor and have very, very limited cooking skills. Besides, that was a hearty fucking meal right there. Much better than, say... this...

Oh, fuck you Julie & Julia. I'm doing fine on my own, thank you very much.

The ketchup from the hot dogs lent the pasta an almost spaghetti-sauce-like taste!
Molto Bene!

Julie & Julia
Quote of the Day: "And went back to bed for several hours."


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  3. Lawrence is going to make a fine husband for someone some day with those off-the-hook cooking skills. And I see he didn't skimp on the dogs either; those fuckers are BUN size.

  4. Shells and Cheese with cut up hot dogs. Got me through my sophomore year of college.

  5. Very nice. I'm sure Julia would approve. :-) I'm pretty excited to see you follow this through. Keep it up :-)

  6. I had a surprise when I was shelving some non-fiction books at my library today. I ended up shelving Julie Powell's book "Cleaving." The one she wrote after "Julie & Julia." "Julia & Julia" was misplaced on the shelf also, so I put it back in the right spot. Anyway, it made me think of this blog today. Keep up the good work. I couldn't stand just holding the book the few seconds I had it in my hands.

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