Calvel on French Chef DVD
This weekend I'm watching French Chef 2 DVDs from the library--what fun! Tonight I watched the "French bread episode" where Julia visits Raymond Calvel to get a demo on shaping and slashing baguettes. It's amazing how fast he shapes the dough. AND, he uses the lame "handle" with no razor blade for scoring. I think I did read somewhere that you can just sharpen the lame itself.
Also, back in her own kitchen, Julia does a lovely one-handed kneading using the slap method posted earlier this month. All in all a good video for anyone.
It's been a long time since I watched the french chef, and it was a real treat--Julia Child is such a hoot--and such good teacher. I'm impressed with all she did with such a small scale set etc, especially compared to the highly produced shows of today.