Tagged: ‘Simone Beck’

And You Too Can Become Julia Child

If you circulate in the food world, from chef to culinary student to gourmand diner, you would know the name of Julia Child. Her speaking voice is unique and immediately able to be recognized no matter where you would hear it. Now with writer/director Nora Ephron’s movie of Julie and Julia, there is tons of buzz on not only Julia Child as a persona celebrite, but the advent of her celebrity with the story of how she wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking during the 1950s in France. A zillion more people, including those who would never brandish a whisk, will know about her too.

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Coquille St. Jacques au Naturel

Remember when in the food world all the recipe titles were in French? Well, here is one left over from the good old days, originally created by Simone Beck, known as Simca to the French culinary world. It is a recipe I used to make all the time for catering my business clients for it is fast and easy. The scallops are baked with shallots and the superbly simple dish is so nice you will never miss the calorie-laden cream sauce,usually napping scallops. Scallops combine the qualities of sweet meatiness and with a melt in your mouth texture.

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