So I’ve been busy working on re-booting this space lately. And by re-booting, I mean “making all the old posts private while I try to figure out why I even have a blog.” For the past month or so, I’ve been filling notebooks and talking with writing friends and spending lots of time in neighborhood cafes, brooding over coffee and doing my best to convince myself and others that I’m a Serious Writer-Type Person.
I’m planning to be back on August 15 with the same goofball, self-deprecating, barely-together blog (because I can’t help myself), but centered around all the cooking I’ve been diving into lately. YOU GUYS THIS WEBSITE WILL ACTUALLY, FINALLY HAVE A POINT. The plan is to create a space where, with a little extra time and attention, it’s absolutely possible to make really good food with regular grocery-store ingredients, right in your own kitchen. Even if “your own kitchen” means, like mine, a rickety, 60-year-old fixer-upper kitchen with low ceilings, undersize cabinets, and appliances that only kind-of work. Even if you only kind-of know your way around the kitchen. And even if you don’t, you can absolutely learn.
So, while you’re waiting for me to get it together (like you have been ever since I first started this endeavor), please enjoy this Julia Child highlight reel. A few of you may have already seen this as one of the two posts over on that other blog when I first caught the cooking bug last spring, but it’s one of my all-time favorites, so you’re stuck watching it again. Because Julia’s words about fearlessness in the kitchen at 1:51 define my point of view on cooking:
Fun fact: That rallying cry, je m’en foutisme, can be politely translated to “I don’t care,” or more accurately, “I don’t give a [expletive of your choice]” Oh, Julia: you sassy minx.
Here’s to great food, adventure, and lots of learning from one failure after another. And fancy French swears that you can say in mixed company.
See you in a few weeks!