Un succès délicieux!
[A delicious success!]
My first attempt with Julia Child was just that – a delicious success! It was my first time doing any kind of French food, my first time using all locally grown fresh produce and my first time using eggplant at all. Raw eggplant tastes like a bitter cucumber.
What I love most about this cook book is it’s more than just recipes. It really does teach you how to cook – techniques, why and how to do things. I’d never before peeled a tomato and the 10 second blanch really did make it insanely easy.
Cooking this dish took a lot of steps, but they were all fairly simple. It really is a delicious meal, and we all enjoyed it thoroughly!
I did cut the vegetables I think differently than would be traditional, and next time I may do it closer to the normal way. My knife skills definitely could use the practice.