Julia's Kitchen Wisdom by Julia Child

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  • Leek and potato soup

    • minervasowl on December 14, 2012

      This summer I had access to an abundance of fresh, organically grown leeks, so I wanted to make potato leek soup. After striking out with several cookbooks (including one which had over a thousand pages and claimed to have every recipe I could want or need), I did an online search at the Splendid Table site. The author referenced Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom, so I decided to go to the source, and there on page 3 was exactly the recipe I needed -- simple, leeky, potatoey goodness, with variations even. (I like to stir in mascarpone.) If you aren't looking for something fancy, use this "primal" (as Julia calls it) recipe. (And if you are looking for something fancy, it's an excellent starting point.)

    • Elnara on December 25, 2013

      Good basic recipe. I made the primal one with just leeks and potatoes and salt. When done I did blitz it in the blender as I have little ones who would have struggled with the leeks. Made a lovely simple soup. We had it with French baguette, some cured meats and other nibbles on the side.

  • Calf's liver and onions

    • wodtke on January 14, 2018

      Very good. Made the onions, also did bacon. Cooking time is very much a judgment call, as it is so short and thus so dependent on how thick your liver slices are. I hit it right, but wouldn't want to bet on doing it again.

  • Spinach quiche

    • swegener on February 01, 2015

      I love the formula from this book, it makes it easy to be creative about your quiche. I made these in frozen phyllo tartlets.

  • Rutabaga soup soubise - with rice and onion purée

    • deboChicago on June 11, 2019

      I made this with asparagus and mushrooms, using brown rice (no rutabagas and no chicken broth). It is a great way to develop a creamy soup without any cream.

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  • ISBN 10 129923402X
  • ISBN 13 9781299234024
  • Published Jan 01 2010
  • Format eBook
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
  • Imprint Knopf Publishing Group


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