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Channeling Julia Child
Now that's a novel way to lose weight- too bad you had to quit. Great story! My husband is on a quest to eat ultra healthy, and since the new year, he's volunteered to make our dinners, but they are freshly juiced kale, romaine, beets, etc. Not quite as appetizing as yours...
By: Shelly on January 18, 2013
What a novel way to learn to cook and lose weight at the same time! Are you still cooking a la Julia Child and does your borther David appreciate your cooking now? I'm sure your wife does! Have a great weekend!
By: Kathe W. on January 18, 2013
So that's how you trimmed down. That makes sense since slaving over a meal makes you far less hungry. I would have loved to have some of those dishes you prepared too. Yummy. Okay just a taste. Have a terrific day and weekend. :)
By: Comedy Plus on January 18, 2013
Little known fact is that Julia Child was the toughest kid in her high school! Especially when she had a meat clever in her hand, "Save the liver!" Great post. Love to know what ever happened to Chris Ferris, and if you are now great friends with your brother, but that knowledge might ruin future stories.
By: Cranky Old Man on January 18, 2013
If your cooking is as good as your story telling, I'm coming over for dinner!! What time shall I be there?
By: fishducky on January 18, 2013
This was so enjoyable to read...but I'm suddenly feeling full...gotta go...bathroom scale calls! :) Have a wonderful weekend.
By: Stephanie D on January 18, 2013
What a delicious way to lose weight. I don't think that would have worked for me. I can't imagine not eating all those yummy meals after preparing them.
By: Hilary on January 18, 2013
Gosh, when you take on a project, you don't mess around. I am a good cook but there isn't going to be fancy cooking unless company is coming. Regular fare for the most part. I am like the commenter Hllary...it it is there, I eat it. Funny how siblings deal with each other. I was the younger child by one year and I made my brother's life a living hell. I probably was much like your brother and my brother was always compared to me. That wasn't my idea but that is how it worked out. I am glad in our adult lives that he found is place and today we are friendly. Hope you and David found your way to be friendly.
By: Cheryl P. on January 18, 2013
Shame your technique for losing weight hasn't worked on Jamie Oliver!
By: LL Cool Joe on January 18, 2013
If you ever want to lose weight that way, by cooking and inviting my family to come eat it all for you, i'd love the vacation from it, too.
By: mimi on January 18, 2013
I don't think that weight loss secret worked for me. I do all my own cooking and I'm still fat. I guess I got off easy that my older brother wasn't much more popular than me. Yay?
By: PT Dilloway on January 18, 2013
I loved your cooking story, and the whole scampi/egglant dinner sounded fabulous! I've had to change my way of cooking now, too, since my hubby had two stints put in his heart. I miss the good old days of fat-filled fried meals! :-D
By: Lexa Cain on January 18, 2013
You make tiramisu? That's it, if things don't work out with Mrs. C on your end and Mr. Peeper on my end, I'm marrying you!
By: Pixel Peeper on January 18, 2013
When my mom had a job that made her arrive home just at supper time, my younger sister volunteered to cook. It was my job to wash the dishes. Funny how she made the meals I did not like. And how she would dump ingredients into a pan, then say, "Oh, silly me! I didn't mean to use THAT pan." Then she'd get out another one.
By: Val on January 18, 2013
You were just ahead of your time. When we were kids boys didn't cook, or at least talk about it among friends. Today boys that cook are cool. I like, or rather don't mind cooking, but I'm certainly not in your league with those menus you served your family. I'm envious. :) S
By: scott park on January 18, 2013
By: jenny_o on January 18, 2013
my son who likes to cook was undeterred by the grief he got from his brothers..he told them then just don't eat it,..well, the tables have turned in his favor...they now PAY him to cook for them. he's 12.
By: momto8blog on January 18, 2013
I am very impressed with your legerdemain (sp) in the kitchen at such an early age.
By: Catalyst/Bruce on January 19, 2013
I never did learn to cook. But I worked in a restaurant the summer after graduating from high school ... and gained 10 pounds because I got to eat all I wanted, and while the food tasted good, it wasn't low-calorie by any means. I still like to eat at restaurants, but B maintains that home cooking is better for you. I think maybe you proved her point. As for older brothers ... that's a whole other issue!
By: Tom Sightings on January 19, 2013
I could never lose weight by cooking because I have to sample everything--LOL! I'm glad you had ricky as a friend. :)
By: Rita McGregor on January 20, 2013
I never channeled Julia Child (maybe when I drop things on the kitchen floor), but sure admire your talents. Definitely not a dork!
By: Mitchell is Moving on January 21, 2013
I missed seeing Meryl Streep in the Julia Child film. This post reminded me of the iconic television cook! Have you thought of a television cooking show, Stephen?
By: Michael Manning on January 22, 2013
Chez Chubby where French cuisine reigns supreme. You make Julia proud!
By: Daniel LaFrance on January 23, 2013
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