If you haven’t already seen it, Meryl Streep captures the witty comedic attitude of the charismatic Julia while Amy Adams plays Julie who channels Julia Child’s work while writing a blog of her duplicated recipes in a small Queens apartment.
After my boyfriend actually enjoyed this “chick flick” we were inspired to channel our inner Julia while cooking her Beef Bourguingnon recipe.
Julia Child revolutionized the American kitchen and changed people’s cooking styles forever. She knew that fine cuisine could be duplicated in the comfort of your own kitchen. Her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking brought French cooking to a mainstream audience. She played an entertaining TV personality and always knew how to charm an audience. She wrote 524 recipes and never stopped cooking! Not even to have kids. I remember seeing her kitchen at the Smithsonian when I was young, but I didn't realize the legend of this chef until seeing the movie Julie and Julia.
Every step of this recipe involves giving tender loving care to each ingredient. She truly had an appreciation for using the best of the best in her cooking and never left out an additional technique that would take the recipe to a whole new level. We followed and interpretation from The Gourmand Mom Bon appétit!
which made the steps easy to follow. Even if you are a more experience chef, this recipe is a LOT of work. It’s an all-day event that will knock your socks off as you kick up your feet and enjoy with a nice red wine.
I can’t imagine cooking this recipe in anything but a cast iron pot, but I am sure it has been done. This is a crowd pleaser made up of all the most rich buttery flavors. The mushrooms and onions are my favorite part.
My advice: don’t use baby carrots, it looks tacky.
This is great for a dinner party! The big recipe will feed at least 5 or 6 people.
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