One of the biggest movies this month is “Julie & Julia,” a story of two women and their love of food – but where were the cakes?
Throughout the entire two hour film, there was less than a handful of shots of our favorite delicious dessert, and the small screen shots given to cakes were short and unexplained. Which recipe was the almond chocolate cake? And why didn’t Julie make her own birthday cake for the party? I demanded answers.
I immediately went online and purchased, Mastering the Art of French Cooking and to my surprise, there are a significant number of cakes in Julia’s masterpiece book.
Chapter ten is devoted to desserts and cakes and is filled with fantastic ideas for French finishes. Julia even shares her step-by-step tips for icing a cake on pages 673-673. There are five different cake recipes among the desserts, including that beautiful Chocolate and Almond Cake we all saw on the big screen (pg. 677). Bon Appetit!