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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

its all about Julia


J
ulia Child was a maverick before there was any such thing. I have been a huge fan since the ripe old age of 12, I used to rush in from the school bus to catch the last 15 minutes of her afternoon program on PBS. This photo is from the only book of hers I own called Julia Child & Company and it came out in 1978, I was 18. A lot of blogs, in fact the entire food blogosphere is celebrating Julia Child this month so I will do my little part as well. When I was cooking as a kid I would often take the dish towel and swipe everything to the floor totally pissing off my mom and she would yell at me and ask me why I was doing that and I would say "I saw it on the French Chef." I am going to try and come up with something (foodwise) particularly Julia Child like in the next couple of days and post about it but until I do if you have any suggestions I am more than happy to oblige.

On another note I would like to give a huge shout out and massive thanks to Nithya, Pooja, Selby and PigPigs Corner for all bestowing upon me a very thoughtful and touching award. While I dont usually post these kinds of things I was so taken aback at having received it multiple times and all recently.



So here we go:
  • You must thank the person who has given you the award.
  • Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  • Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
  • Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  • Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
  • Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  • Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

Here are 7 random facts about me:
  • I am not some chef with a degree but I am some chef to a degree.
  • I am spanish american and my family has lived in the US since the early 1600's - in New Mexico.
  • I live in NYC with my son and my wife.
  • I have lived in NYC for over 25 years.
  • I shop almost everyday - I dont want to miss out on that hot new ingredient
  • I love all food cultures and absorb recipes and food ideas....
  • I worked in the fashion business for 10 years as a stylist and art director.

I would like to pass this award to:
  • Melody @ Cheat Day Cafe - she is just plain wholesome!
  • Kenny @ Chic Eats - because he sometimes writes in chinese.
  • Stacey @ Stacey Snacks - anyone that likes figs as much as she does is ok by me.
  • Kim @ the ungourmet - she comes up with twists that make me flip.
  • CG the foodie @ uncovering food - just because!
  • Leela @ shesimmers - This girl can write, cook and make me think.
  • Zoe @ ZOE - she is the best no bake baker I have ever seen, and more.
There you have it. It wasnt easy - I could easily name the hundreds of blogs I read daily because each and every one of them at some time or another strikes my fancy - and most of them do this often.

45 comments:

KennyT said...

Hahaha, Christo, thank you so much for the award!!

Worked in the fashion biz and art director? No wonder your food presentation is so artistic!!! Love it all the time.

I can write your name in Chinese (you want the Cantonese way or the Mandarin way?)

Stacey Snacks said...

I am thanking you for that award!
Do I have 7 things to say about myself? Probably, but who would listen?

snugs said...

awesome on the awards. I knew all those facts already, give me something new!

doggybloggy said...

kenny: write it in both - I would be so pleased

stacey: we should make the foodie friend award and give it to each other back and forth

snugs: I havent killed anyone - yet. Is that new enough?

Denise said...

I remeber watching Julia Child back in the day on public TV. I was enthralled at the way she threw things in a pot and they came out great. I loved that she made mistakes on TV and she said it was OK. She was an icon.

Reeni♥ said...

That is so funny - the swiping with the towel!! It was nice to get to know you better. Your kind of mysterious.

Jenn said...

Congrats on the award. It nice to know you a little better.

I remember watching repeats of Julia Child on PBS. I think they still play them every once in a while.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

fashion? cool!!

I think I am now the only blogger left who hasn't done a Julia post.

KennyT said...

LOL!!

Chinese characters (according to Mandarin pronunciation): 克来斯多
How to say in Mandarin? Kè lái sī duō (you may wish to double check this one with Angie of Angie's recipes, hehehe)

Chinese characters (according to Cantonese pronunciation): 基斯杜
How to say in Cantonese? Gei Sze Do

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I've got that cookbook too - and the butterflied, boned lamb recipe is dynamite!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hi, nice blog! beautiful yummies, hilarious writing, just the kind of combo I love.

& congrats on the award! :)

Marjie said...

I always loved Julia - and the Galloping Gourmet, although I think I just liked that title. I'll try to follow your fine example and make a tribute dinner for Julia, too.

Some of my ancestors fought in the revolution. Not quite as far back as the 1600s, but it's something! It's cool that you know where your people came from!

Pavithra said...

Wow thats interesting .. good way to know more about you... u really deserve this award. Congrats!!!!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

So nice to learn all these facts bout you. You are human , huh?

TavoLini said...

Congrats on getting the award :)

I didn't know you were in fashion--neato. I'm a big fan of Julia, too--hard to go wrong there.

buffalodick said...

Julia Child was really a huge influence on a lot of us... Remember Graham Kerr? I watched his show before he quit drinking!

Jill said...

Well deserved Chef! My Grandfather...a burly German...used to mimic Julia perfectly. Some of my best childhood memories!

Danielle said...

congrats on the award. Can't wait to see what Julia-ish dish you come up with

Bob said...

Julia Child was the best. Congratz on the award!

Leela said...

(I don't know why this post didn't load when I visited your site just a few moments ago.)

Hey, thanks so much! Coming from a blogger extraordinaire like you, this means a lot! Now I know why your food styling is so great. Wish I had background in art, but it has never been my thing.

You know why I like your blog? It's clear that the person behind it is unpretentious, funny, not afraid to explore all kinds of cuisine, and creative. Keep up the good work!

the ungourmet said...

So funny that you were brushing things onto the floor! I can see my son doing this! :0)

Love the video! She is wonderful!

Thanks for passing this on to me! It was fun reading about you! I'm so glad to have found my way to your blog. It's quite fun and inspiring!

girlichef said...

Hooray for Julia...I'm so happy and excited to see the movie...she is definitely one of my first inspirations. I used to watch her in the evening with my dad. Can't wait to see what u cook up! Oh yes, and congrats on your award(s)...because of course you deserve then!! Fun facts :D

Pavithra said...

Hi doggy bloggy here is the answer for ur question .. the things that is surrounded by tomato rice is vadams that is rice crackers. in bat shape.

Phyllis said...

Congrats on your award. I have fond memories of watching Julia Child on PBS too! Can't wait to see Julie and Julia.

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks for the shoutout! You shop EVERYDAY??? How I wish I can do that! Nothing beats grocery shopping!

Barrie said...

Congrats on your award. You certainly are creative. And it was fun getting to know a little bit more about you.

burpandslurp said...

Shopping every day for new hot ingredients? I knew there was a reason why I liked you!

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Congrats on your award! I want to watch Julie & Julia very soon!

Jamie said...

I love finding out those little things about people that make them who they are, brings them closer, makes them more real. Like the little things that slip out while chatting over a meal.

I loved Julia Child and watched her show while growing up, too. Maybe I should have started copying her sooner and I would be as good a chef as you.

The Blonde Duck said...

I really want to see this movie!

Kim McDougal, Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet said...

Hey buddy! Didn't know those facts about you, nice to learn that!!! :D

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

We are exactly the same age, and seem to have had similar after school activities growing up. Years later, I have managed to do a decent version of Julia and Jacques Pepin's cheese souffle, which I never thought possible.

Selba said...

Good to learn more about you from the 7 things :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Congrats on your award and I enjoyed learning more about you! I can't wait to see what Julia child recipe you come up with to share with us!

Pam said...

I loved watching Julia as a child too. I can't wait to see the new movie.

Congrats on your award - you deserve it. It's cool to get to know you better.

Melody said...

Thank you so much for the award! It means a lot coming from someone as talented and creative as you.
Loved the post and getting to know you better. And I'm not THAT wholesome....well, who am I kidding! :) Thanks again.

Marta said...

Thanks for getting into the Julia-mood! It has taken over the blogging world, I feel left out now :( Hahaha I used to throw everything on the floor too.. our moms would have had a lot to talk about!

Colloquial Cook said...

Tu rotes Charlotte? Seriously??? Never heard that one, but dang it's good and I'll make sure to place it in conversation at Sunday lunch with my grand parents, they will be very impressed.

nora@ffr said...

congrats on ye award!! :) thanx for sharing a little bit abt you..

Beth said...

OMG....you actually said, "with my son and MY WIFE"!!!!! I don't believe it!!!!! The world is ending! the sky is falling!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

nice talkin to ya Dog...

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing some facts about yourself. I remember seeing Julia Child on TV years back every now and again but didn't pay much attention. She always looked so serious. I didn't realize then that she really was a hoot!!!! Looking forward to the movie. I'm sure Meryl Streep will be wonderful (as always)!

starrlife said...

Cheerio, Doggybloggy! Can't wait to see the movie. Always nice to see some facts about the DB! A well deserved award.

Tangled Noodle said...

This was the perfect award for you! What I love best about your blog is that your posts are never 'over' - 'overdone' 'overwritten' 'overwhelming' . . . I take away so much, even from a single photo!

Mr. Condescending said...

I would never think I would like that but it all looks sooo good!

Gina said...

It's wonderful to see a Julia Child video....I went to see Julia & Julie (such a chic flick...lol)and Meryl Streep...really nailed down Julia's mannerism. As you know, not much of a cook...but a great admirer of cooks..I'm impressed she found her calling so late and life and mastered it....which is ...in the end sage advice for all u s......master the art of.......(and fill in the blank)

Bon Appetite!

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