Saturday, September 5, 2009

I'm in Movie Love

"I'll cook my way through Julia Child's cookbook, and write a blog about it". The first time I saw the trailer for this movie I literally got goosebumps. Since then I have been dying to see this movie and thankfully I have some dear freinds who are foodies like myself and joined me in this culinary cinematic experience. Julia Child is a household name and after watching this movie and learning more about her life, I am ashamed that a food junkie like myself did not know more than her distinctive voice and her significant presence on televised cooking shows. This woman was extraordinary and her story is so inspiring. Equally inspiring was that of Julie Powell, the cubicle worker by day who found that cooking not only provided a cretive outlet for her but it was something she truly had a passion for. When daily in the working world was not inspiring to her and she decided she needed a challenge to stimulate her creativity and drive her newfound passion...her solution? Cooking through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and tracking her progress with a blog. (hmmm sound kind of familiar?!) These two parallel stories provide 2 hours of delicious entertainment and inspiration for all. Not to mention it made me want to lock myself up in my kitchen all day and cook up culinary dreams come true.

If you love something, find a way to integrate and weave it into the daily routine of what you are used to on a routine basis. Routine is comfortable and is merely what we are used to. Travel outside the usual box and discover what makes you tick. What is it that you are so excited about that you can hardly contain yourself. You will be surprised at how fulfilling it can be to present yourself with a new challenge that derives from something you are incredibly passionate about. Just do it. What are you waiting for?

And if you mind is running wild and you don't know where to start...just take a picture (or a bite). And blog about it.

Peace & Love

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