I’m not working today, even though I really really should be. Â Perhaps too content from the feasting of an outrageously beautiful Rockwellian turkey complete with clam and pecan studded stuffing (cooked in the bird), mincemeat pie, and Indian pudding. Â In proper American style, there were alternatives available for every imaginable food preference and allergy. Â And I wonder what Julia Child would think of gluten free? Â I think dairy free–and hence butter free–would have killed her.
Perhaps my culinary senses were reawakened yesterday, but I got a bee in my bonnet to make crepes today. Â I delighted in them as I scarfed them down for lunch. Â It was Julia Child’s recipe. Â Simple and straightforward. Â A nice little treat. Â And it occurred to me that the crepe recipe and my popover recipe are near identical. Â They are simply cooked in different ways. Â Hmm. Â This has me wondering now about my work. Â What patterns will be equally striking if I change the materials, the size, the color, yet still stay true to the fundamentals of the design?