Oh, Julia

“So often you can be in the midst of cooking and you just can’t remember whether that leg of lamb should roast in a 325 degree or a 350 degree oven, and for how long. Or you’ve forgotten just what you do to unmold a jelly-roll cake, or the system that so successfully brings back the hollandaise sauce.”

– Julia Child, in her Introduction to Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking.

Yes, Julia. So often.


“So often, you can be microwaving a bag of steamable vegetables and you just can’t remember if they cook for 3- 4 minutes or 4- 6 minutes.”

– me, in the Introduction to Feeding a Restless Toddler on a Wednesday Night.