I don't watch many food shows. We don't have cable, so we don't get the Food Network, but we do get the PBS Create Channel. However the only cooking shows I catch are Lidia's Italy which features wonderful food and cooking skills well beyond mine. There is another show I've seen occasionally that reminds me not eat anything if I ever visit Sweden.
My cooking skills are best used adding something to water and dialing the phone.
So who knows why I added Julie and Julia to my Netflix queue. As I watched I was intrigued by Julie starting a blog and cooking and could sympathize with Julia's plight in attempting to publish a book.
I also became enchanted with the cooking. The main character seemed to have little cooking experience before she started. Although she was more courageous that I would be. I wouldn't dare crack open a Julia Child cookbook, much less attempt to make something out of it.
But her story made it seem like I could. The good and masterful cooking was not out of reach. It's encouraging to watch a movie that entices you to test your skills on something new.
I can't say I'll be looking at a Julia Child cookbook anytime soon, but I may try making something that didn't come out of a can or box.
What has encouraged you to try something new?