Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"That's hotter than

a stiff ****."

So says Julia Child as she's picking hot noodles out of boiling water with her bare hands in the movie Julie and Julia. And oh my word, what a funny movie! My favorite parts were the ones focusing on Julia, and the Julie Powell/Amy Adams segments weren't as funny or as well written. I do think it's an interesting idea - to take a year to prepare every recipe in a cookbook - and I might try it. Not with Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but maybe with a cookbook I already own.

Julia Child was so awesome. I remember watching her show with all my brothers and sisters and we thought she was so funny with her accent and her cooking. I think it's interesting that a lot of my siblings and I still watch a lot of cooking shows on tv.

Speaking of her accent, where did Julia get that accent? She was from California for pete's sake.

Anyway, it's a pretty good movie and Meryl Streep does a wonderful job portraying Julia Child. You can almost forgot it's not really her.

I miss Julia Child.


  1. I think we might go see it. I hope so, if not, I'll surely rent it when it comes out. I miss her too.

    The funny thing about you guys watching it when you were young, you would come in from playing outside to watch her.


  2. Hotter than a stiff drink?

    Hotter than a stiff neck?


  3. Oh you can figure it out, Bob. I can't say that word in that context on this site. My children read this site, for crying out loud. Look at the picture. Think. Then use the phrase next time Karen serves you up some blistering hot tomato soup and see what she thinks. : )