Patty Peck Honda Cooks with Montie
Montie Moore had no idea after seeing a movie about a culinary career that he would pursue one of his own. The 2009 film Julie & Julia contrasts the life of Chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook in 365 days.
Montie was inspired by the movie and thought of following the same path. Seeking his passion for cooking, Montie currently prepares a dish once of a week from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. He began this journey through his Facebook page, where he writes a blog about each cooking segment. Along with photos and soon-to-come videos, his 700 Facebook fans follow him and can experience the segments via social media.
But once his dishes are completed, it doesn’t stop there. Every Sunday night a few of Montie’s friends and family get together afterward and enjoy the meals, from entrées to desserts. He admits sometimes it’s not always easy finding ingredients. Currently only on week six, he has already prepared recipes with kidney and brain! Yikes!
Montie has always been a fan of cooking. His passion started at the age of 13 when his parents left town and he was hungry for dinner. He and his brother prepared a salmon loaf, and his interest soon progressed through college.
Montie may not prepare them in order, but eventually plans to complete every dish in the book. So far, he has roughly completed 30-40 out of 524 recipes from Julia Child’s book. He hopes to finish his journey within a year.
“Cooking with Montie, Adventures in French Cuisine with Julia Child” is informal and fun. He wanted to incorporate Patty Peck Honda into his cooking segments and is anxiously waiting for his Patty Peck Honda apron and chef hat to come in! Montie says the meals have been delicious and such an experience to create. Check out the Cooking with Montie Facebook page to see the blog and pictures, and keep a look out for upcoming videos!