Sorry if I haven't been around much, I got addicted to reading the Julie/Julia Project blog, and it took up all my online time for a few months! Good to be back though, amongst this interesting crowd & happy band. Who else has been following it? For those who don't know, Julie Powell is a self-taught cook, who has been cooking her way through the whole of the 1967 edition of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in just 365 days, which is a LOT of shopping and cooking for someone with a full time job living in long Island City. I don't know how she managed it, but she completed her challenge last week but you can read her posts at salon.com. Can't believe no-one's posted on it from here (according to my searches anyway, which turned up zero results). It was a bit like following Kyle's breadmaking odyssey, with a few more disasters! She's a great writer, and it's well worth checking out for a blast of real-life cooking in contrast to the smooth jazz of most cookery books & writing. Julie Powell has recently been on a few TV shows in the States so you may have seen her there. I recommended Cheftalk to everyone there so you may have seen a few new members recently! Anyway, a sunny hello-again from London to everyone here. Plum.