10.12.2009.

Cooks, Books, Humor & Husbands


pic via TimeOutSydney

JUCE SMO GLEDALI film Julie&Julia.
U bioskopu, naravno.


Divan je film. Zapravo ja imam tu sposobnost/moc da se prepustam da me filmovi ponesu. To mi je na tatu. Dakle, ne trazim greske, prihvatam nerealnosti zdravo za gotovo, nista cinizam, sarkazam. Just go with the flow. A ovaj zenski film lako ponese od trenutka 1.



Realno, mislim da mi me gdja Child jezivo zivcirala u stvarnom zivotu, tako velika i bucna, amerikanka u Evropi (ovo necu prevesti na engleski hahaha). Mislim, Meril Strip je klasicno predivna, prava gdja Child nije zezanje! Ta zena u kujni izgleda kao da radi u auto servisu. Opasna. O-pas-na! I nije nosila Dzulija samo bisere u kujni kako to fino prikazuju u filmu, nosila je ta i kajle. I realno, odlicno idu uz njen... kako bih to nazvala... sarm. Ma, kul je Dzulija, iako cudno nezgrapna i naoko neumeshna, ona je za tadasnju Ameriku ono sto je Dzejmi Oliver za Englesku danas, neko ko je doneo kvalitetno maslinovo ulje, svez paradajz i bosiljak tamo gde se en generale jede porridge i fish&chips. (pise o tome i britanski telegraph). I nije to samo pitanje sastojaka i pripreme, vec i nacina, radosti, uzivanja, zabave i smeha.



Na kraju, kao sto kaze i divni Dzulin hubby, bitnija je ideja o osobi koja te pokrene na nesto dobro, nego to kakva je ta osoba stvarno. Bottom line - uromantizirali su ove dve istinite price bas fino, a u slike Njujorka i Pariza i odecu 50-ih vec sam zaljubljena tako da... Julie&Julia su i dalje preporuka! Julie menja brosice, muz joj peva Lobster Killer Qu'est-ce que c'est, Dzulija ima predivne bakarne lonce i divne plocice na zidu kuhinje... ma, divno, kazem vam. Plus, Meryl Streep je ovu ulogu posvetila svojoj mami.

Ooo, koliko linkova u ova dva pasusa, nemojte da odlutate, jos nisam zavrsila sa blebetanjem. I slikama, diiiiivnim.



Pored kljucnog momenta kuvanja, doma, ljubavi i velikih zensko-zenskih veza mimo prostora i vremena, ima tu mnogo bitnih bonus crtica. Njujorka, Francuske, zadatka i istrajnosti, blogovanja i egocentricnosti, promena i podrske. MUZEVI su svakoj od njih kljucne figure. Kao najveci prijatelji, stubovi oslonci, predivni brizni i - duhoviti! Pored svakojakog drugog obozavanja na razlicite nacine i kroz razlicite zivotne situacije i faze. Nedavno sam shvatila da sam pre bila mnogo tvrdja, ostrija i rezervisanija. Kada neko preuzme svu tu cvrstinu partenonskog pilastra, onda je lako da pises namirisani cvetni blog i pravis zenskicasta slova za magistarski rad.

Nego, htela sam da fokus bude na hrani, odnosu prema hrani, biranju, spremanju, deljenju, okupljanju oko stola. I food stylingu, fotografisanju hrane, divnim knjigama o tome. I najzad, predstavljam vam predivnu knjigu - The Country Cooking of France.



Autorka Anne Willan je nagradjivana profesorka kuvarica koja je pre tridesetak godina sa Dzulijom Cajld osnovala skolu La Varenne koja je radila do 2007, kada je ova knjiga i izasla.

pic via SeattleTimes

Knjigu Country Cooking of France fotografisala je France Ruffenach. France! Evo kako taj proces izgledao. A dizajn... auh. Sara Schneider je napravila neverovatnu knjigu koju je AIGA ziri opisao u par recenica ovako:

Over­the­top embellishment.
This book has fantastic chapter openers.
A great combination of typographic flourish and photographic wit.

Ovu sam knjigu sasvim slucajno nasla ovde u Beogradu, veliku i tutnutu negde tamo sta ja znam. Bila je u knjizari jeftinija nego da sam je kupila preko americkog Amazona i ja jos uvek ne mogu da poverujem u to. Jos sam dodatno oborila cenu za 10% zbog nekog samo fanaticima vidljivog ostecenja. Evo kako izgleda:

pics via AIGA





A, da, samo jedno upozorenje: ima tu i tamo predivno uslikanih groznih slika ubijenih zeceva i slicnih brutalnosti iz seoskog zivota... Preporucujem fokusiranje na bele drvene kredence i slicne scene.

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Yesterday we've watched Julie&Julia. And we loved it. I have this power to dive into the movie not looking for the flaws, I take things for granted and easily get all sentimental. I got that from my dad. No cynicism, sarcasm, I just go with the flow. And this soft one is God given for me to float on.

In real life, Mrs Child would most probably get on my nerves, so overwhelming and loud. I mean, Meryl Streep is so classically gorgeous and witty, and the real Mrs Child is no joke! This lady was like a mechanic in the kitchen so rough, tough and fearless. Like she's ready to dismantle a car or something. She is a fierce one! Fi-er-ce! And she didn't wear pearls only when in kitchen, she wore those heavy duty chain necklaces also! Oh yes. And they actually fit her crazy charms really well. But no matter what, this lady was big. So huge for introducing French kitchen to Americans, just like Jamie Oliver is important for promoting good quality olive oil, ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs to the English, where simple people they ate porridge and fish&chips. Not that I mind, but the options are good. Oh, God, I hate my English, I know the words but am so afraid that I'm constantly missing the atmosphere. I often feel I'm rude when I speak English. It's those subtle hues in language that you can grasp if you live and speak it everyday, and I'm not... Anyway, it is not just ingredients and methods, it's the way, joy, fun and laughter. Julie's lovely patient hubby says that if the idea of a person makes you grow and do good things, you don't even have to know what the person is really like.

Bottom line, they romanticized these two stories in a real proper way, making it so easy to fall for the whole thing, the very images of NewYorkCity, Paris, those lovely 50's clothes, then all those copper pans and lovely kitchen wall tiles, all the Julie's pins and brooches, her husband singing her Lobster Killer Qu'est-ce que c'est... just dear, I tell you. Plus, Meryl Streep dedicated this role her mom.

Oooh, how many out links in these couple of paragraphs, don't wonder off, I'm not through blabbing. And more lovely pics, also.

Besides the key themes - cooking, home, love and big woman to woman timeless links, there's a whole bunch of other bits. Tasks and perseverance, blogging and egocentricity, changing and support. HUSBANDS are the key to both these women's stability. Beside all the love and passion, adoration through thick and thin, they are their best friends, pillars to lean on, so dear and carrying, and - funny and humorous! Recently I concluded that I was so stiffer, more rigid and reserved. And when I let someone else take over the male part of my baggage, I softened and now am able to write this fluffy cotton blog.

I actually wanted to make food, food styling and photographing the focal point of this post. To write something about picking, making, baking, creating, sharing and gathering around the table. So finally, this is the lovely book I wanted to tell you about. The title is - The Country Cooking of France. The author is Anne Willan, award winning cooking teacher that made La Varenne cooking school with Julia Child some thirty years ago. This school operated until 2007, when this book was published.

The photos in the book are done by France Ruffenach. France! That's her name! Here's a clip, making of. And the design of the book... oh, my. Sara Schneider executed it in this incredible style and precise sense for the theme. Here's how AIGA jury described it:

Over­the­top embellishment.
This book has fantastic chapter openers.
A great combination of typographic flourish and photographic wit.

Here are a few spreads... and one more thing - there are some pretty brutal images of slaughtered rabbits and similar tough bits of country living however dreamy it might seem from the comfy city chair.


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1 коментар:

  1. ne znam da li bi privolela mog almost husbanda da gleda jedan tako ocigledno zenski film. ali znam da nema nista protiv francuske kuhinje:)

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