Wondered if anyone other than myself tapes Julia Child's show. I do every day. I love to see the old version of how she used to cook, her antics, and her humor and stumbling. It's so new and fresh compared to how things are done on TV cooking shows these days. So many outtakes and do overs, while she is fresh and funny. If she makes a mistake or can't think of a phrase or word, she just stops to let it come to her the natural way.
Just finished watching her show from yesterday about Breakfast:
Home made English muffins and poached eggs.
She made a mess of trying to split her English muffins with an old fashioned wire hair pic, the remnants were everywhere, crumbs galore. Piling the sticky pastey dough into the buttered cat food tins was pretty funny cause she over filled and the dough went over the sides and in the pan out of the shaper. Plus she burned them on one day, I love it.
The other day I watched her make baguettes and that was hysterical watching the dry flour in her stand mixer go everywhere also < it just flew. Watching her try to form cigarettes from chocolate was another funny moment because she just couldn't quite get it.
I think what I'm trying to say is she's so enjoyable because she's just like you and me. In the kitchen she isn't perfect, who is? The cooking shows these days try to make you think they are perfect when we've already discussed how imperfect we view them.
I must rewind her show and get the ingredients for the English muffins so I can make them today. < Odd thing called for which I don't think I have: instant mashed potato flakes or powder, 2 T I think went in there which makes sense due to the slight tang a real English muffin has.
Also want to make a tuna casserole for dinner as I need those tuna tins [don't have a cat] for my molds for the muffins. In case you missed the show, you may want to find it and tivo if you can because she had so much trouble with the burners of the stove, she couldn't get them to work, couldn't see if they were on or not, and kept switching back and forth to this pan or that, hoping that one of them would work so she could show the various methods of making poached eggs. < Hers resulted in humorous disasters which I loved and appreciated. She is truly genius. I'll be doing her poached eggs [which she used the pricking method and dropping in boiling water for 10 seconds, she counted twice, priceless, as she did two batches] the swirl method too, which she called something else, like whirlpool, and the free form was priceless, ugliest egg ever. Try to catch this episode if you can.
Opinions of her and her show, cooking techniques and methods [if you have one] appreciated. My opinion of her is that there will never be another one as wonderfully delightful as Julia Child.