Cooking (Butternut Squash Risotto...coming soon),
I hadn't seen this movie since it was in theaters in summer 2009. Back then, I was living in a hovel of an apartment on the Upper East Side, waitressing, and wondering when life was going to get easier. Flash forward to 2011: I'm sitting in my cushy Charlotte apartment; a food blogger watching a movie about a food blogger.
If you'd told me way back when that I was going to care about food, I would have told you to quit smokin' crack. I hated food. (Well, really I just hated working in restaurants that served food, so there you go.) I saw eating as means to an end, not something to be savored and enjoyed. The fact that my main food group was Chinese takeout may have had something to do with this.
It was inspiring to watch Julie & Julia since (like me) both women sort of stumbled into this little thing called cooking. The movie reminded me of a few things:
1) I'm really, really glad I don't live in New York. (Julie's apt? Depressing.)
2) I'm really, really glad I'm a vegan. (Aspics=nauseating.)
3) Even Julia Child wasn't always "Julia Child" (We all start somewhere.)
The Preppy Vegan is officially two weeks old (sniff sniff), and the response has been overwhelmingly invigorating and positive. I've had moms from my school making my recipes, friends trading cow's milk for almond milk, and been invited to join a Charlotte Food Blogging group. (That's my panzanella creation in the pink bowl, natch.)
So...thank you to everyone who has stopped by this little ol'blog. I may not be Julia Child, but did you really want to be eating aspics?
Didn't think so.