Monday, September 7, 2009

Ode to Julia

Below is my ode to Julia Child, after seeing the delightful movie Julie and Julia a few weeks ago...a tomato galette from Baking With Julia:

While the galette looked pretty, Husband and I both agreed that we prefer a flatbread to a galette in this sort of a treatment. Galette dough is rather sweet and buttery -- though easy to make and roll out. I would also have preferred feta cheese to the called-for cheddar.

(Did I just say I preferred something over cheddar cheese? Shame on me, I know.)

The cornmeal we used in the dough was also quite grainy, so certain bites felt like they were bruising the fillings in my teeth. But that's no fault of the recipe, of course (or maybe, of coarse...)

I wish I could tell you the tomatoes were from my garden, but they've fallen to the late blight. So these tomatoes are from Farmer Paul Mazza. The basil we used was from out back however.

So while we enjoyed but didn't love the galette, I did love the movie. The blogging theme hit close to home, the acting was terrific, the historical view of cooking was very interesting, and the story was sweet. Go see it.

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  1. Looks good!!! You and your mother can make stuff just like the pictures in cook books.

  2. I want to see that. Ralf doesn't. I will of course ultimately prevail.