Julia Child’s Easy and Elegant Cheese Tartlets
I decided to invite Julia Child to my Oscar Night celebration. And why not? I know, I know. She never won an Oscar. But. Easy and Elegant are two qwords which define her cooking. Perfect for the Oscars!
I love Julia Child. I often pause in my kitchen and repeat the phrase that Christians coined: WWJD? – but when I’m in my kitchen “WWJD” means “What Would * *Julia * Do?” Whenever I feel discouraged about my cooking prowess, I snuggle on my couch late at night and watch an episode of The French Chef. I laugh out loud every single time, and am instantly strengthened and renewed. When truly serious discouragement hits me, I bring out the big guns: Saturday Night Live’s French Chef Skit : “You’ll need a knife . . . a very, very, * very sharp knife. . .” I dare any cook who watched Julia to watch this and not laugh out loud! It was during one of those late-night couch sessions that I saw her make cheese tartlets. I took copious notes, and I’m glad I did, because I have not been able to find this recipe written down anywhere. It’s not in any of her cookbooks! You’ll just have to trust my note taking on this one.