Friday, August 14, 2009

Baking Illustrated Challange... is it even possible?

So, this month's bookclub book was Julie and Julia. Basically, (for those who haven't read it or seen the movie) this lady, Julie Powell, dedicates a year of her life to cooking all 524 recipes in Juilia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Since I'm hosting bookclub this month at our home, I've been trying to get my hands on an used copy of the book to make it a 'theme night'. So far, no luck; but that's where Google is very helpful. I'll post pictures and an update on what I end up cooking (BTW: Bookclub isn't until August 26, so I have a little time to plan)

It got me thinking... maybe I should attempt to bake my way through Cook's Illustrated: Baking Encyclopedia. Is this crazy or even possible? We'll have to have volunteers from our friends, neighbors (well, maybe not them) and homeless people to help eat it all, that's for sure.

Anyway, we've both started new books this past week (well, I finished mine two nights ago). Casey is reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 6 got him hooked) and The Last Fish Tale by Mark Kurlansky. I was reading The Lovely Bones. It was good, a little wierd, but had a really interesting take on what Heaven will be like. I won't spoil it for those who want to read; but I do recommend it.

Also, this weekend is going to be awesome. Daddy and Toni are coming to Raleigh to attend the NC Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival with us. 40 types of bourbon, 60 types of beer and tons of BBQ. Could it get any better? We'll post pictures and a few thoughts on Sunday.

1 comment:

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