If you're a foodie or an Amy Adams fan then you know all about Julie Powell and her love affair with Julia Child's cook book. From the book to the movie, it's become known the world over. Personally, I love Julia Child and I absolutely adore Meryl Streep so that was a home run for me. I bought Julia Child's The Art Of French Cooking (both volumes) as a birthday present to myself this past year and I can honestly say that it has made me so happy in the kitchen. I really love these books, they're a real help and great as reference books as well as cook books. Even if you're not intent on making the recipe, it's a good tool to have when you want to know about traditional sauces or cooking techniques. The diagrams are useful and the instructions are pretty clear - sometimes too clear if you get my meaning - so the price tag is justified.
I will be popping a Book Review onto my YouTube about these books soon so you can see what I have to say there. Until then, let me tell you why I've brought this up.
My New Years Resolution is going to be to post at least one recipe post a week.
There, I've said it, I can't get out of it.
My blogging love affair started with food blogs like Joy The Baker, Get Off Your Butt and Bake and Sprinkle Bakes and it was a mixture of unemployment and these blogs that drove me to try out the cupcakes, cakes and other desserts in my own kitchen.
My dad is an amazing cook. We own a takeaway together and people rave about his burgers and fish and chips and my whole life has been spent eating delicious food that my dear father has made. My mom has always been on dish duty, it's just the way it is. So while I've always been at home in the kitchen, it was only in my teens and my university years that my passion for baking emerged. I love a good bunt cake and while I don't often eat my own baked goods, it's the smile on people's faces that makes it all worth it for me.
So while the majority of my recipe posts will be sweet, I might venture into the savoury stuff as well. It just depends on how I feel really.
I also want to dedicate more time to my YouTube Channel. I feel a bit self conscious in front of the camera so it might take a while until I feel completely at ease making videos but the ones I've managed so far seem to be ok. I'd like to show more of the bread side of my life as well because I spend literally all day baking bread. It's kind of my thing.
I've got some amazing roll recipes and different types of breads for you. None of that bog standard bread stuff here thanks very much.
How do you feel about a recipe resolution? Do you think it would be something you'd be interested in reading?
And what are your resolutions for the new year?