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Baking with Julia DVD is out!

buttertart Jan 21, 2010 10:49 AM

Just noticed looking up a recipe on the divine Dorie Greenspan's blog that she mentioned the DVD of Baking with Julia was out. Guess what I just bought myself? That was a fantastic series and the book is a treasure. The more Julia in this world the better.

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  1. Chocolatechipkt RE: buttertart Jan 23, 2010 05:22 PM

    Oh awesome! I've been watching BwJ on Create TV, but mostly you see the same episodes over and over -- which doesn't seem to stop me from watching, lol. Would be fun to more, however.

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      housewolf RE: buttertart Jan 24, 2010 07:23 AM

      By looking at the cover of the dvd, it looks like it contains only 8 of the episodes (of a total of 36, I think). Which ones are they?

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        buttertart RE: housewolf Jan 25, 2010 07:02 AM

        I should get mine today, will let you know.

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          buttertart RE: housewolf Jan 25, 2010 07:32 AM

          Only 8 - Marion Cunningham, Alice Medrich, Steve Sullivan, Nancy Silverman, Craig Kominiak, Leslie Mackie, Gale Gand and Mary Bergin. Not familair with Kominiak, Mackie, or Bergin, the others are obvious luminaries. I want the WHOLE series dammnit!

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            jmckee RE: buttertart Jan 29, 2010 08:34 AM

            The Bergin episode is a great one; she prepares to Brulee a cake with the line, "Julia, A woman in the kitchen should have a blowtorch, because then the men in the kitchen will listen to her."

            Nancy Silverton's one dessert made Julia tear up it was so good. And the Marion Cunningham is a tour-de-force of quickbreads -- four? five? six? in a half hour.

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              buttertart RE: jmckee Jan 29, 2010 08:40 AM

              Fun about the blowtorch. I haven't looked at it yet, but I'm really looking forward to the Marion Cunningham - I don't think I've ever seen her on TV but love her books. And have always wanted to try that brioche tart, it sounds dreamy.

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                jmckee RE: buttertart Feb 1, 2010 08:29 AM

                Great line from Marion Cunningham in that episode (I think i've got this almost verbatim); "The problem with low-fat baked goods, Julia, is that they don't taste very good, so you end up using more butter than if you'd just made it right to begin with."

                I use her scone recipe from that episode all the time.

        2. dave_c RE: buttertart Feb 1, 2010 10:03 AM

          FYI... For those interested, the PBS website has some episodes online.

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            dave_c RE: dave_c Feb 2, 2010 08:01 AM

            Forgot to add the link... http://video.pbs.org/program/10735575...

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              buttertart RE: dave_c Feb 2, 2010 08:36 AM

              Cool - these are not the ones on the DVD. Thanks!

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