• 18 January 2010
This summer I read one book...Julia Child's "My Life in France". I know, I know...a lousy showing for an entire summer, but we were kind of in the middle of this little project :) Reading about the making of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" was an amazing experience, especially since I could relate to many of the cultural differences she observed while in France. Given my own love of food and of cooking, I was truly captivated.
You know what else is captivating? Not spending $8 on crème fraiche at the grocery store and making it yourself for about $1.50. Thank you Julia! She really figured out everything during those six years in France, including solving what is often a frustrating situation for me (I love crème fraiche but that price tag kills me every time). Now I can make this pie, this casserole, and this soup guilt-free and on a much more reasonable budget.
I've shared the "how-to", per Julia Child, in my latest post for Cafe Zupas. View it here. This is my favorite cooking-related discovery in months!