It’s smart to listen to Julia Child. If she tells you the best way to poach an egg is to poke a hole in its shell, do it and know you’ll achieve poached egg perfection. If she says to use more butter, do so with reckless abandon and don’t regret it. And if she tells you to bake your cucumbers, it’d be wise to listen, right? It does sound a bit strange, but trust in Julia and she won’t let you down. Baked cucumbers are actually amazing.