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Friday, July 17, 2009

Novel Food~ Julie & Julia

Lisa at Champaign Taste is hosting her Novel Food~ the 2009 Summer edition. I have been meaning to get this done.

Now I have a reason... 2 reasons in fact!

I was lucky enough to see the sneak Premier of the new movie Julie & Julia just last night. This is from the book Julie Powell wrote on her experience blogging about Julia Child. So, I am able to do double duty by posting my Novel Food... and a review of the movie that is coming out next month. Splendid!
The movie is so fun... so US! Julie's story of blogging is so real~ do you remember when you got your first real comment on the blog ? Have your ever said 'I just have to get this on the blog... people are waiting?' Has your husband ever wondered why he was eating something he can't even pronounce?
Then, there is Julia Child... Was there ever a more endearing cook? Someone who just loved to cook, and even more loved to taste wonderful foods? About cooking she says 'I want to turn it, smell it, poke it, stir it about and hover over it's every state.' In the movie she is a beautifully awkward woman who loves her husband, and wants to do something well.

So... My novel food is a Julia Child recipe.
Lemon Sherbet
4-6 large lemons, enough to make 1/2 cup of zests
1 cup lemon juice
2 1/2 cup sugar
4 cup water
2 egg whites, beaten into a foam with
1/8 tsp salt
Candied lemon peel (optional)
Zest the lemons then pulverize the zests 2 minutes with 1 cup of sugar, add 1 1/2 cups of water and pulse 2 minutes more.
Pour into a saucepan, add the rest of the sugar and bring to a simmer. Swirl the pan until you are sure the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from the heat.
Pour in the lemon juice and the rest of the water. Stir for several minutes over the ice cubes until chilled.
Whisk in the egg whites and freeze according to your machine directions.
"It is lemon sherbet in a party dress when you serve it in balloon shaped goblets, top it with julienne of home-candied lemon peel and pour around it a shallow pool of aquavit."~Julia Child
I used limoncello with my party dress~

Bon appétit Y'all~


the ungourmet said...

Oh, I really cannot wait to see this movie! :0)

The Lemon Sherbet looks very refreshing!

JyLnC said...

I loved Julia Child. When my son was a toddler he would rush towards the TV when ever The French Chef was on. He would cry out "Julie, Julie" and sail down the hall with delight eager to watch her cook. I think it was her unique voice and joie de vie.

The sherbet looks devine. Bon appetit!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

JyLnC~ that is a funny story. Her voice was unique.
UnGourmet~ Meryl IS Julia!

Baked Alaska said...

I just can't wait to see the movie. It opens here the night before mine and my husband's anniversary, so we're going to see the movie and go out to dinner. I think it sounds like a great way to spend our 26th.

The lemon sherbert looks so refreshing.

Lisa said...

Oh, Sandi -- I love lemon anything, but especially lemon sherbet. How lovely. I'm jealous that you've already seen Julie & Julia; can't wait till it comes to us! Thanks so much for taking part in our Novel Food event (and maybe you need to re-submit this to the Julia Child birthday event in August?!). Cheers.

Simona said...

What an elegant presentation for your sorbet! I like lemon sorbet: it's cleansing and refreshing and thrilling to the palate. Thank you so much for participating in our event!

Lisa said...

The Lemon Sherbet looks so enchanting in it's party dress and limoncello is the perfect accessory! I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie.

flory said...

oooh! i wish i had an ice cream machine. mmm. novel food is novel food.

librariane said...

Oh man, now I really want to see the movie!

And I love anything lemon, so this will get tried soon. Though it's been cold here in WI, so it may have to wait a few weeks...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I adore Julia and I think Meryl does her so well! I can;t wait to see the movie :-)

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