I admired Julia Child very much; she was a great influence on my cooking and eating habits. The first time I saw her show -- I must have been eight years old-- she made these veal kidneys. Mom and I were enthralled, and we ran right to the store to buy kidneys. We made them just like Julia, and they were delicious. It was only later that I learned that not everyone likes kidneys (my DH tops the list), which is a shame because they have a rich flavor and a pleasing consistency. I think Julia's method was so successful because she fried the kidneys first before slicing and saucing them, so the meat remains tender and the flavor subtle. These kidneys would be great served with garlic mashed potatoes and a full-bodied red wine.