Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 1 - Recipie 1 - Potage Parmentier (Leek and Potato Soup)

This all started over Winter Break...

My Mom wanted to watch the movie "Julie and Julia." For those who haven't seen it, the movie is about a real life person (named Julie) who sets out to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" cookbook in one year. She starts a blog about what she cooks and people start to read it. Although my Mom thought the movie was cute, my Dad and I fell in love with the idea of trying to cook all the recipes together. We decided to make all the recipes over a five year period of time (since I do have school and homework). This means we have to do two recipes every week and finish before my 17th birthday in February of 2015.

A couple days later, we went to Border's Bookstore and bought our own copy of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." That same day we went to the grocery store and bought the ingredients for the first recipe in the book (Leek and Potato Soup).

We didn't have the best start. When we put the leeks and potatoes in the food processor to puree them, they overflowed and made a big mess on the counter. Of course, Mom happened to walk in right as that happened. What great timing, eh?

The soup turned out well though. It was very amazing what you can do with few ingredients and little time. The beginning of a five year journey has started!!

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