Monday, July 27, 2009

I WILL cut you

So this happened a couple of weeks ago. But I thought you should know that I boned an entire pork leg, using just THIS.

Very impressive, no? Perhaps this is the visual mantra I will use whilst walking down the red carpet tonight.


Blogger Ollirapm said...

Julia, this has little to do with your last comment. I saw the movie-loved it! It got me wanting to learn more about you and Julia Child, as well as possibly learning French cooking. Better idea, you send me the frozen leftovers! J/k, have fun!

3:36 PM  
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Blogger Bear Lady said...

I just finished listening to your audio book on my IPOD. I am stuck at a boring conference and your story has made my time in Minneapolis enjoyable.

By the way I love this picture. You are like a cooking female warrior.

You are truly an inspiration for me to start cooking again. I have a huge library of cookbooks which I occasionally dump on the floor when I decide to cook something marvelous. I insist on having way to many courses for my dinner parties and taking a week to look through every cookbook to pair the perfect dishes. I haven't held a dinner party since last year when I caught my gourmet toast on fire (had four inch flames which continued to burn in my oven for over 5 minutes when my husband came out and threw the whole cookie sheet in the sink - who knew butter could burn so long) because I violated my first rule of cooking...keep everyone out of the kitchen.

I have always been an on-again off-again cook but you have inspired me to get back into the kitchen. Thank you!

4:02 PM  
Blogger jomama said...

I just finished reading your book this morning and imagine my surprise when I found out it wasn't fiction.WOW! You must have had a lot of fortitude to last a whole year. I found myself getting downright weary just reading about your exploits in the kitchen. Good luck on the premier...I just hope they don't sweeten up your character too much.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Just remember a woman who can make aspic and de-bone a pork leg with just a little knife is capable of handling walking down a carpet to see a movie. You'll be fine.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Robert "Cranelegs" Crane said...

there are signs here that things are going south. your knife is missing a rather significant portion. add that to the "don't f... with the chef" apron thingy and i'm starting to think you've done in a few humans along the way. tell me it's not so and that the road to fame is paved in lemon drops.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Holy shit, that is impressive! You are BAD ASS!!

6:41 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

I think you can probably handle the red carpet...

6:52 PM  
Blogger AmyR said...

If you can do that, yeah - you can do anything. ;)

6:54 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Look at everything you accomplished!! Of course, Red Carpet? No problem!

10:19 PM  
Blogger The Unproductive One said...

Just stumbled across your blog. I'm going out looking for the book tomorrow and can't wait for the film to be out.

Can you point me in the direction of your original blog that chronicled your Julie/Julia project I can't seem to find it anywhere?

2:35 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Julie, I read your book when it first came out and am excited to the movie! I have also made the escape from my day job and view you as a total inspiration. You see...I too want to write in my pajamas. I felt a total connection to you when at the end of the book it said you now write in your pajamas. Seeing you make it happen gives me hope that it can happen for me as well even though I really do not know how to begin. I am working on a novel but need freelance work in between as I now have zero income, only a dream.

6:10 AM  
Blogger margot said...

hello hello- i'm halfway through your book. i can't stop laughing you are such a good writer. and you make me wanna try to cook (in my 3ft upperwest side joke of a kitchen haha)
i'm going to be a daily reader now of your blog! keep writing! and cooking! and congrats on your success!!!

6:18 AM  
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6:24 AM  
Blogger jennl777 said...

And could your red carpet pic in the Post have looked any more adorable? No. No, it could not. What a GREAT turnout!!! MANY congrats, and can't wait to see the movie, myself!!!

6:33 AM  
Blogger lila said...

Praises from me are well overdue, so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Your inspiration actually got me to take stock and action! Now GO! Revel! Dance in the limelight! It's yours!!!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Girl on a Search said...

I'm reading your book! Fabulous! You're an inspiration!

10:47 AM  
Blogger TASTYCHOMPS said...

i cant wait to see it julie!!

11:59 AM  
Blogger TASTYCHOMPS said...

will you be heading to orlando anytime soon? :D

12:00 PM  
Blogger Kaycee said...

I have to tell you that I read your book and I never heard of anyone trying to make "Quail in Rose Petal Sauce"...I absolutely understand the correlation between good food cooked for someone you love and sex (even liver)...anyway, just wanted to let you know that I thought your book was great and good for you that you get to write in your jams & hang out with your dog.
Take care and have a great day

2:49 PM  
Blogger Miss N said...

Hi Julie,
reading your book at this moment, loving it! Just finished the lobster situation.
This picture looks great. You GO girl!
Kick some ass!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Arlene said...

I saw the movie, too, and loved it. I went right out and bought the books -- yours, Julia's and Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Although no way am I boning a duck. Or pork. Or making are one brave lady!!

2:19 PM  
Blogger susan said...

reading your book now, wanting to get on the gory parts like killing lobsters to prepare me for the movie..i laughed til i cried in some parts especially the part with making mayo with hard boiled eggs and an unwarmed bowl! i have been slightly irate as well with uncooperative food and spouse shaking me up..its only FOOD! thanks for helping me feel human.
say hi to meryl for me!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Congrats on the film!
Can't wait to see it!
I fallen in love with cooking again, myself!
I wish you all the best and thanks for the inspiring story!

11:18 AM  
Blogger astridalailama said...

I didn't know you were a real person until I read the review of Julie & Julia in the NYT. And you're super funny! Congrats on your success!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Those ceramic knives are pricey. I'm pretty sure Kyocera will replace it if you send it back to them.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

"You talkin' to me? YOU TALKIN' TO ME? I don't see any other writer/butchers around here, so you MUST be talkin' to me."

It's the "fuck you and the horse you rode in on" look in your eyes that I truly love.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Made by Joanne's Blog said...

Love the photo. Is that a ceramic knife? Those are awesome. I only use those for boning chicken.

BTW, are you a fan of Alton Brown? ("Good Eats" on the Food Network) Every time I watch that show, I learn an incredible amount. He doesn't get into recipes, but instead into methodology - which always helps me more than a new recipe does. I wanna know about why my _____ (fill in the blank) always comes out tasting like ____, and he seems to help me become a better cook by understanding chemistry, flavors, textures, etc, better.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Dragana S said...

Hey Julie,

I seen the movie. It was great! I am a 27 year old woman that has never cooked. I am married and have 2 kids. Hubby does all the cooking. You gave me the inspiration to start.
One day at a

Thank you,

7:02 AM  
Blogger Cara Mia said...

You used a broken knife to bone a pig's leg?

Whew! You are a womyn not to be FUCKED with!

Butchers do rock, don't they?

4:14 PM  

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