Bastille Day, Weekend Cooking Part 1 — 13 Comments

  1. How great to have such a knowledgeable and generous nephew and his friends at your disposal. All of this sounds so yummy. I love the idea of a cheese tasting paired with wines. I’d love to try that some time.

  2. That was so nice of your nephew and his friend. Now I am craving cheese and wine. It all sounds so good. I have yet to tackle a Julia Child recipe! I really want to but for some reason her recipes intimidate me. The ratatouille sounds good. Maybe I should give that recipe a try.

  3. Ratatouille is a big favorite of mine. I have never made Julia Child’s recipe, though, and am intrigued by your comment that it is more casserole in nature than other recipes you’ve used. I want to investigate that, because some ratatouilles I’ve had have been too runny for my taste.

    Sounds like you had a lovely and thoroughly French Bastille Day celebration!

  4. Dang! I wish I had thought to celebrate Bastille Day! Any excuse to eat a lot of cheese!

    I also sub red peppers for green in my ratatouille because I just don’t like the green ones. They dominate! But I’ve never used corn. Does that turn ratatouille into some kind of elaborate succotash?

    The new look is great! And sorry if it is not “new” — I have been MIA for a while.

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  6. Oh geez. My mouth is watering at your wine. How lovely.

    (Off the subject of food, if you’re looking for French music for next year I’ve been enjoying a singer called Zaz. Think “Triplets of Belleville” except recent.)

  7. Excellent post. I’m so interested in the wine and cheese pairings. We love both and I wish Americans did a cheese course like they do in many places in Europe.

    Julia Child’s cookbook, The Way to Cook and Jane Brody’s Good Food Book are both on my shelves. I do like the Brody book, but this is my all-time favorite Child book and I turn to it again and again. I think I bought it the year it was published.

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