While I was sick with the flu I got to watch some of my favorite classic movies, including “Julie & Julia”. I adore the “Julia” part of this movie…the “Julie” part, not so much. But I watch it to see Paris and Meryl Streep skillfully bring Ms. Child to life. It’s a pleasant escape and great way to wile away feverish hours.
Ever since I read, “My Life in France”, I have been enthralled by the story that is Julia Child. I love that she married her soul mate, (loudly) beat to her own drum and never gave up on finding herself. What she accomplished after 40 is truly inspiring. A few years ago I bought vintage copies of both volumes of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” simply because I love Julia. They sat proudly on a shelf in my previous kitchen perfectly matching my kitschy cottage decor. But I never made one recipe from either volume. And since moving to our new house, they got stored away under a cabinet…again to never be used. It is too sad to let these classic masterpieces go to waste. I finally decided to let them go. This weekend I have added them to my Etsy store. I want someone to own these, to cherish all the work that went into them and to make the recipes.
What about you? Are you a Julia fan? Have you cooked any of her recipes? Did you find yourself after 40?