So being shut in your house really gives you time to sit and think and think and think some more. Oy! I have to keep the radio or tv on or else I’m going nuts. And here we are on day 2. Okay, I might be overexaggerating right now. Truthfully, ask me on day 8 or 9 and that might actually be the truth. You never know.
But one thing that I have been thinking about a lot is cooking my way through the Julia Child Cookbook. Guys, this isn’t a new thought. Quite the contrary. I mentioned this in a blog post in 2018. OMG, I just looked up the original blog post to include with this. Get this, it was written on March 21, 2018. How close is that to current date? Today is March 15. That’s crazy.
I really want to do this. I’ve been talking to my husband a lot about in the last couple of months. I have a couple of holdbacks. First… have you seen the massive size of the cookbook? It’s huge. 2nd, While I try extremely hard not to be a picky eater, I’m afraid I might be too picky of an eater for this cookbook.
Here recently I picked up a copy of The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten. He pointed out that when babies are born, they don’t have any reservations about any type of food. It is a learned behavior. Hmmm, is that true? Sure makes you wonder. Now you might be asking the same question I did… what makes him a specialist? Good question. I can tell you that he became a food critic for Vogue. He decided that there were things he didn’t like. How could he be a food critic if there were things he didn’t like. Wouldn’t he go in with a biased opinion on what he was eating? So that’s when he decided that he was going to try and retrain himself to like the things he didn’t. Now, here is where I mention that I wish I was a good enough writer to get a column in a newspaper or a magazine. #truth that one!
My own column
I actually decided I wanted to have a column like that for 2 reasons… One, I have a friend who has a column in our local paper. I used to read it every Wednesday. Why I quit I’m not really sure. And 2, after I saw the movie Marley and Me, I wanted to be like John Grogan and again, have my own column. By the way, I’ve recently started reading Marley and Me the book too. Yes, I’m that person who reads multiple books at once. It is something I learned in grad school.
The thing is, newspapers are becoming a thing of the past in a big sense. Have you noticed that magazines aren’t even as full as they used to be? So how can I make that dream of mine come true? I’m still pondering this but haven’t given up yet.
And now I’m off-topic.
As I started this post… I’ve really been thinking of working my way through the book. I don’t think I can do the 524 recipes in 365 days. Especially right now when there is NOTHING on the shelves. But, I really want to work my way through this. Someone, please hold me accountable!!