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Julie and Julia

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

I really feel that I must warn you about this film.  I know this is not a movie review site, but since the movie theme is food, I figure it’s close enough!  I actually had no expectations. I knew it was about a girl (Julie) played by Amy Adams cooking through a French cookbook by Julia Childs (played by Meryl Streep) and blogging about the results, so I also had some sympathy for the plot.  My problem was Meryl Streep’s VOICE!!!  She spoke in the most fake Dame Edna voice in the entire movie!! It was shrill and ANNOYING!!! Maybe that’s how Julia Childs spoke in real life. But if you don’t like Dame Edna for 2 hours, don’t see it. The food being shown in the film was good, but not enough of it.  “No Reservations” is better in that regard.  It was such a long movie too. There was a bit in the movie about her sister which was completely unrelated too.  Consider yourself warned.  But if I were to cook through a cookbook, wonder which one it would be…. I would have so much difficulty eating some of the stuff like offal and things poached in pure butter though, as Julie finds herself also getting a bit tubby. 

Food Etiquette

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Funny article in today’s Good Living, I certainly agree with more than a few of them!! I do love Yum Cha though..

Top 10 Superfoods

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald wrote about ten superfoods you should cram into your day if possible:

This week so far I’ve had blueberries (fresh – they’re in season and very well priced at $4 at Harris Farm and Woolllies this week), lentils (in soup), broccoli in stir fries and barley in my soup too. Not bad!

Foodie TV

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Celebrity Masterchef is on Wednesdays, Channel 10 at 7:30pm
Top Chef Las Vegas is on Mondays, Arena TV at 8:30pm. I can’t wait!!!!