But real men also don't turn down
a.) food their wife has been slaving over when so many men covet a cooking wife
b.) a classic Julia Child dish. Especially
if southern Gulf White Shrimp
have been added
And Husband is a real man. So together we ate the whole quiche in one sitting.
I swore I'd never fall prey in my Julia Child endeavors to my tendency to creatively alter every recipe that comes through my kitchen. I swore I would never ever alter a Julia Child dish until I had made the pure, authentic version first.
Because quite frankly, I'm just learning to cook. I'm still in my first decade of informal culinary exploration. I need to follow recipes not arrogantly abandon their origins to my own creative bliss. I need to respect the structure and the science of a thing before abstracting it...
you know, follow the rules.
Absolutely not. Because it was a raging success.
And because I followed Julia's guidelines for Quiche Aux Fruits De Mer, or Shrimp, Crab or Lobster Quiche to add the little crustaceans.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself.
(I am large. I contain multitudes.)
-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass