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Make the dough the usual way

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Writing prompt: What part of life confuses you the most?

You know those people who read cooking books as part of their bedtime procedures? I’m not one of them.

Fact: I can’t cook. Fact: I don’t like to cook. Even if I follow a recipe down to the dot, it still tastes funny.

What confuses me the most about recipes is when they tell you to “make the dough the usual way.” How am I to know what the usual way is??

I could never do what Julie Powell did and try all the recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. The film (“Julie & Julia”) made me hungry, and after the movies I went straight to the deli to buy some chicken wings. Not exactly French cuisine.

Julia Child made these small primal noises out of pure delight when she succeeded with her mayonnaise or whatever. That will never happen to me, but one day I will make Boef Bourguignon à la Julia Child. I swear.

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Written by Solveig Hansen

February 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

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