Are there any true brush artists left? Sure, most of the older drum greats still have the touch but as far as the new guys go, it's a pretty disappointing scene. And instructional material that concentrates on brushwork is rarer still. That's why I was intrigued when I first heard about Clayton Cameron's video, The Living Art of Brushes. If you're not familiar with Cameron's drumming, he has worked with the likes of George Shearing, Joe Pass, Joe Williams, and Tony Bennett to mention a few (Refer to the Related Links sidebar for more on Clayton).
Cooking legend and cultural icon Julia Child, along with her pioneering public television series, The French Chef, introduced French cuisine to American kitchens. In her passionate and sometimes breathless way, Julia forever changed the way we cook, eat, and think about food. The French Chef with Julia Child, the pioneering public television series which premiered in 1962, brought French cuisine to American kitchens without a dash of pretension.
At last on DVD—Julia’s invaluable series of cooking lessons designed to bring her right into your own kitchen to teach you the fundamentals of good cooking ! Here is the six-part series (complete with recipe booklet), originally produced in 1985, in which Julia teaches you all the fundamentals of good cooking and offers a wealth of her favorite recipes. From deglazing a sauce and degreasing a stock to thickening a soup and unmolding a timbale, all the important techniques that make for good cooking are here. Now, at the press of a button, you have instant access to whatever recipe or information you need. Watch Julia do it and you’ll be empowered. Bon appétit!