Friday, July 24, 2009

Julienne


pve design illustration done for a private client
There is something so appealing about the word "Julienne." The word conjures up images of thin strips of leeks or carrots. The long and lean strips just look so appetizing served on a simple plate. Do you "julienne" - "slice and dice" or "chop" vegetables to add an elegant touch to a summer lunch or supper?  Perhaps there is a sweet little bistro with the name "Julienne's" near you to stroll to and be served a plate of julienned veggies.
I shall be julienning some veggies for a little aperitif on the patio.
Happy Julienning!

20 comments:

Debra said...

What a charming illustation PVE!
I do chop, Julienne and feel very dicey every now and then. Saute julienne carrots in a little butter-add honey and some fresh dill~ a favorite around here.

Deidra said...

This makes me think of Julia Child and that makes me think of the soon-to-be-released movie about Julia Child, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Happy thoughts and a happy illustration!

La Maison Fou said...

That looked like me an hour or so ago....a well needed shopping trip! Minus the golden locks & the longer legs!
Oh, I am such a non shopper in the summer....just too busy doing my own thing!!
Thanks,
Leslie

Purple Flowers said...

It is also a pretty name for a girl. Very happy illustration!

home before dark said...

The last gift my father gave to me before he died was a compound miter saw. He said he had some reservations about it. In his mind he saw the possibility of my cutting my ams off in perfect 45 degree julienne slices!

Karena said...

I think it is so much more interesting to julienne veggies. The appeal is so nice!

Karena said...

So many of us are thinking of this upcoming movie,Julia Julia it sounds so good!

Ann said...

Oh what a lovely artwork ... and other than carrots and onions...Julienne is also a sweet and fab friend to me:)

Summer is a Verb said...

Fantastic video! Learned loads! And, thanks for helping the 'lil Friday swimmers... XXOO

The Consummate Hostess said...

Charming post and illustration. I love the use of yellow and white, so cheerful.

Vitania said...

I love to Julienne, I just wish I had thought of rolling up the basil leaves before now..:-)

Also a lovely illustration..

Vitania

littlebyrd said...

I totally had an image of carrots right when I read the title of the post!

Dana Cochran said...

Love the chic little savvy shopper. I think she would eat lots of julienned veggies!

Georgia said...

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Emily said...

We bought a mandoline so that we could julienne vegetables really fast. It's a cut that dresses up even the most humble of salads!
Love the illustration!

A French Cloud said...

cheers! as in the drinking toast you may be having on your patio with your vegetables and the applause you'll most likely receive from your client for such a fabulous illustration!

Jess Constable said...

Thank you so much for posting this video! I now know how to make my veggies so much prettier. I can't wait to try it on basil for a caprese salad.

Carey said...

"Julienne" is a lovely word and fun to say. I've always liked it because it's so close to the ultimate romantic name, "Juliet." As far as vegetables go, sometimes it's easier to eat them prepared in this fashion, raw or cooked. Some diners are put off by clunky chunks, so the julienne touch would be just the thing.

gina said...

I love this Julienne illustration... makes me want to go there. Julienne... love that name/word too. Such a clever name for an eatery.

Fifi Flowers said...

There is a FAB little bistro in San Marino called Juliene... http://www.juliennetogo.com/
FAB to see you visit my site!!!
I hope you are ENJOYING the summertime!
Fifi