Lately, because of the Xmas holiday, I have been wondering 'What would Julia do?' The Julia here is Julia Child. How long should I cook this duck? Julia, what do you think? How can I make a Frangipane for Epiphany? Does Julie know that one too?
Finally, I have a French cookbook, that I can actually read and understand (because it's in English), unlike all of the ones that A has in French. How long would Julia cook a duck, about an hour and a half. Oh yeah and she thinks I should stab the skin and rub it in sage. How original. Frangipane, I ask? Well no need to make "creme pâtissier', like A's textbook claims. I can make the same tasting filling with just sugar, butter, eggs, almond paste, vanilla and rum. Thanks goodness, because creme pâtissier requires lots of wisking.
I am not cooking everything in her excellent 2 volume book in a year or devoting my blog to cooking. But it is my new goto for French cooking. Thanks A and S for such a great B-day present. I will try to post the picture soon;)