Sunday, December 9, 2007

Mastering The Art of French Cooking

As a gift, I received Julia's Child's, "Mastering The Art of French Cooking", vol 1 and 2. I am so excited about this, so to celebrate I decided to cook the first recipe in her book....thank goodness it was only Potage Parmentier (Leek and Potato Soup)!
I was a little skeptical of this recipe as you basically just dump the 1 lb of potatoes and 1 lb of leeks into 2 quarts cold water with 1 tbsp salt, simmer for 45 minutes until soft, puree with an immersion blender or put through a food mill and add a few Tbsp of heavy cream to finish. I was expecting it to be bland but it was really delicious and comforting.

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