Thursday, August 16, 2012

From Julia Child and Me

"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces--just good food from fresh ingredients." ~ Julia Child

There is no doubt that Julia Child changed the way we cook.  She came into our kitchens and taught us the basics and beyond.  I visited her kitchen in the Smithsonian some years ago and was happily impressed that it was a working kitchen rather than a designer's delight.  From beef bourguignon  to her 27-page recipe for French bread, she has assisted me in the kitchen.  One of her favorite recipes is one of mine also.

Fresh Tomato Sandwich from Julia Child and me

1 slice of very good white bread
1 sliced tomato fresh from the garden
Hellman's (yes, she specified the brand and I agree) mayonnaise

Spread the mayonnaise on the bread.  Top with the tomatoes.  Add salt if desired.