We went to see Julie and Julia Thursday night with friends. This foursome rarely agrees on the movies we see, but it was unanimous thumbs up for this one. In one scene, Julia and friends sat around a table singing the praises of roasted cucumbers. I never heard of such a thing. Next day, out came both volumes of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Sure enough: there was the recipe. Mine turned out overly salty and overcooked, but worth another try with some adjustments. The cucumber flavor and slight crunch came through even my feeble effort. If my fine-tuning turns up a winner, I will post the recipe here. I dare you to come away from that film without a rage to cook…or at least to eat.