Tuesday, October 13, 2009

cheese wafers

Earlier this evening, I had my brother over for dinner. Don't worry--I didn't just serve him these cheese wafers. However, they did come in handy when I realized I had already been cooking for two hours and didn't yet have anything on the table (the coffee table that is). Thankfully, I had a new cookbook on hand to save the day. Last month, I attended a panel on the Legacy of Julia Child, and in addition to listening to Amanda Hesser, Julie Powell and Judith Jones speak, I also took the opportunity to buy myself a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Justify FullSo when I found myself two hours into a beef stew with no end in sight, I though "what would Julia do?" Some better meal planning, for starters. But she'd probably also whip up a simple and elegant hors d'oeuvre like these cheese wafers to distract her guests and appease their grumbling stomachs. And she'd be right of course. Because not only were these wafers a rich a satisfying appetizer, but the leftovers also transformed our simple salads into something that was way beyond basic.

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Galettes au Fromage
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child
Recipe available via
The Washington Post


Unknown said...

I bet the wafers were excellent! It's a great book, isnt it? I would have *loved* to have attended the panel on Julia Child's legacy! Was it here in the city? Cheers.

Rachel said...

Hi Nina--
Yes the panel was at McNally Jackson on Prince Street and it was pretty great! I feel lucky to have been able to attend!