I've been watching Julia Child's show all afternoon while sitting home alone and being sick. This has got to be the best thing I could be watching right now. I'm both entertained and amazed. Have you seen this woman work? She's absolutely hilarious. Several things have occurred to me:
1. This woman is drunk. And if she's not drunk, someone is slipping her something.
2. She totally dropped half of that giant potato pancake on the floor when she tried to flip it. This supports the first thought of intoxication.
3. I know it's in black and white, but that french onion soup is BURNT. And smoking. This warms my heart because it doesn't matter how great in the kitchen you are, you can still burn things. If Julia can do it, we can do it.
Fortunately for me I was sober when I made my eggplant dish (though not nearly as entertaining, I'm sure). My sobriety contributed to it not being burnt. And I didn't have to flip it (although I did have to toss it in the pan a few times, which was pretty dicey).
Eggplants get a bad rap. Often viewed as slimy, mushy, or tough, those who love them are forever trying to convince those who do not to change their minds.
Case. In. Point.