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Jan 21, 2010 10:49 AM

Baking with Julia DVD is out!

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. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: housewolf

        I should get mine today, will let you know.

        1. re: housewolf

          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!

          1. re: buttertart

            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.

            1. re: jmckee

              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.

              1. re: buttertart

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

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            1. re: dave_c

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