The world, or, at least a large part of the food world, is paying homage to Julia Child today.
Susan, of Wild Yeast, our host kitchen for this month, organized a fitting tribute.
August 15 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Julia Child (one of my personal and culinary heroes!) I was planning to make and post her French bread on that day. The publication of the recipe/bread method in the second volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking was really historic in bringing French bread into the purview of the home baker. [...]
The Babes will bake and post on August 15th in honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, and we would love for the Buddies (that is, anyone who would like to play), to join us in posting on that day. Big thanks to Elle for creating the invitation.
For complete details about this month’s recipe: Susan, Wild Yeast Julia Child’s French Bread August 2012.
And don't let a mere 20 pages of instructions put you off…..
Julia Child – the orignal Bread Baking Babe!
I really thought I would make this bread….. Then, once again, I remembered that I would have to eat it all myself. It rather takes the fun out of it (not to mention putting the calories into me).
For those who don't remember, mon mari is a Type 1 diabetic (since he had his pancreas removed). While he can eat anything he chooses, deviating too much from his typical diet, especially with a lot of carbs, can create havoc…. It's just easier for him if he doesn't. And, knowing how much he loves fresh, home made bread, it's nicer of me if I don't.
But do check out the other Babes and their stories of this simple, easy, (20 pages, remember?) bread….
And the Babes are:
The Bread Baking Babes
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
Grain Doe – Gorel
I Like To Cook – Sara
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies – Natashya
Lucullian Delights – Ilva
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
Paulchens FoodBlog – Astrid
The Sour Dough – Breadchick Mary
Wild Yeast – Susan
Provecho Peru – Gretchen
From the BBBBB (Bitchin' Bread Baking Babe Bibliothécaire).