Julia Child passed away in 2004, but if she was still alive, today would have been her 100th birthday. I’ll admit, most of my Julia Child knowledge comes from the movie Julie and Julia but I think most people are at least a little bit familiar with the woman who taught French cooking to America (even if it was from a movie that came out over 40 years later).
You probably know all of this, but I’ll give you a little biography of Mrs. Child. During her time in the Office of Strategic Services, she was stationed in Sri Lanka, where she met her husband Paul Cushing Child. After some time back in the United States, Paul was stationed in Paris, which is where Julia (we’re on a first name basis) learned to cook. After studying at Le Cordon Bleu, she penned The Art of French Cooking and the rest was history. Okay, really there is much more to the story, but this post is getting a little long and I haven’t even gotten to my point.
Though I don’t personally have an affinity for boeuf bourguignon, I do like to cook and find myself in the kitchen at least three or four times a week. Though I still maintain that my sharp chef’s knife is my most important kitchen tool, I find myself using a lot of promotional products while I cook too.
The Lift-It Pancake Turner is awesome for flipping pancakes. I also use it for a variety of other things like flipping fish, stirring eggs, pretty much anything. The great part about it is because of the lift, you don’t need a spoon rest; the spatula part won’t touch the countertop when you set it down.
I went to my mother’s house recently and was going to bake some cookies. When I asked her where her measuring spoons were, she replied that she just eyeballed the measurements. Julia Child would be appalled. Baking is really more of a science and having just a quarter teaspoon too much of any single ingredient might throw the whole recipe off. Fortunately, in my own kitchen, I have the Swivel Measuring Spoons. These are great because they stay together and there’s no danger of losing one of them.
Lastly, an oven mitt is pretty crucial in the kitchen. So simple yet so important. I’ve tried to grab a pan with a kitchen towel before. Let’s just say that didn’t go as well as I’d hoped and I dropped the entire pan on the floor, to the delight of my dog.
Now that I’ve shared some of my favorite promotional kitchen products, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipe websites.
In no particular order: