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Monday, July 20

Julia and Grant




Most of you know that I just LOVE to cook.
I always have loved it and I find it strangly very relaxing and peaceful.
To me nothing is better at the end of the day to be a the ktichen and be creative.
I love throwing dinner parties and also just making dinner just for myself.
I am really excited for the upcoming movie Julie and Julia as I just adore Julia Child.
It is pretty much a secret that I keep from most people- but I am letting the cat out of the bag.
I had the great honor of meeting Julia Child when she moved from Boston to Santa Barbara.
Not only did I have the pleasure of meeting with her and sitting with her for a few hours talking about everything from movies to politics- but I had the SCARY pleasure of cooking for her too! I can't tell you how nervous I was cooking for her. My hands were shaking and I measured everything so perfectly- as I wanted it to be just perfect. The good news is that the lovely Julia Child ate every bite and even had seconds! It was a sucessful day. It is day that I will never forget.
I have this photo in a little silver frame on my kitchen window sill and I feel like when I cook- it is like Julia and I are together and she is watching over me.

18 comments:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

omg, grant -thats SO cool! I can't wait for the movie, myself! I was so excited to be able to visit Julia's kitchen when it finally got here to dc at the smithsonian -let alone meet HER! amazing!

SALLY SWING said...

I love Julia and hope to love the movie as well. I met her at a number of book signings but never really even spoke w/her...imagine cooking for her??!!!
LUCKY YOU!!

anh-minh said...

Grant - I think you need to write a book about your awesome adventures (in design, travel and apparently cooking!). What an incredible experience that must've been.

And I cannot wait to see the movie, too.

Baroness said...

22 Divine!!!

GRAYSONFAVOUR said...

I was lucky enough to have met her at a number of book signing events but never to really speak w/her. You do need to tell us all what you cooked!!!!
LUCKY YOU, GRANT

ALL THE BEST said...

How amazing!! Luck, lucky you!!!

Habitually Chic said...

What a lovely memory to have of such an inspiring woman! I have really enjoyed My Life in France and can't wait to see Julie and Julia! But more importantly, is there anyone you don't know or haven't met! Seriously!

Grant K. Gibson said...

My lemon tart that I made from the French Laundry cookbook is now what I named the "Julia tart"- it is most divine with a pinenut crust. So easy really to make with meyer lemons too!

Brillante Home Decor said...

I am impressed! Food well prepared is a great pleasure indeed.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Grant! That is such a sweet story. You are so lucky. When we first saw the picture we were like "wow is that really Julia Childs with Grant?" Cannot wait to see the movie too, we are going with 3 generations of Julia Child fans...Grandmother, mother and daughters! Thanks for this post! Hope your doing well after your chicken scare!

Alicia said...

Her in laws in Maine were clients of the antique dealer I worked for & I had the pleasure of a quick hello from her when I delivered a console table with the boss...at the ripe old age of 14 years old. I was in awe & she was hulling strawberries.
How perfect!!!!

katiedid said...

I was just watching the trailer for this movie again tonight and can hardly WAIT for this to come out!
Lucky thing, you!

(BTW...where in LA did you grow up? Me...Pasadena)

Style Redux 2 said...

Great story and a lucky boy.

Pigtown-Design said...

WOW! What an honour! Lucky you.

The Peak of Chic said...

What a wonderful story! I know you cherish that memory. So in addition to a lemon tart what else did you cook for her???

Grant K. Gibson said...

Jennifer-Eggs with smoked salmon! It was a brunch.
It was kind of disaster as I was cooking on an electric range. (I mix my eggs with a dash of cream and I don't over beat them or move them around too much while scrambling them (you can just end up with a big mess- I like large pockets of eggs).
I was shaking the whole time while cooking- but at least she ate everything. It was interesting as she would not talk about food at all. I would ask questions and she would take it to a recent movie or a travel story. I think that she was done with food and talking about it...

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Whata great story and a fabulous memory to have.... you are so lucky ;o)

My Notting Hill said...

That is so wonderful! Last night at the Dallas airport I bought her book - My Life in France. What a great read - and story. Looking forward to the movie too.

 

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