Caramel cream puff sundaes

Just back from Detroit where I finally got a chance to visit the legendary Sanders Ice Cream and Candy.  For those of you who aren’t from the Motor City, Sanders was a staple on the Detroit scene for the better part of the 20th Century. The parlors themselves went through a period of hiatus until emerging again several years ago.  Their sauces, in the above case Butterscotch Caramel, are available through their website and will turn any ordinary cream puff into a sophisticated profiterole. I warm the sauce gently in the microwave and then pour it over the ice cream filled cream puff. The sauce is not overly sweet, the perfect texture and when married with the classic vanilla ice cream and crunchy cream puff….well, it’s just perfection.

My Life in France

  Appropriately titled.  My Life in France is a memoir by none other than Julia Child describing her 12 year struggle to publish Mastering the Art of French Cooking (MAFC).  Mme. Cheeld (as her French cooking instructor would refer to her)  takes us on an incredible journey through post war Paris.  From her arrival in France, to a luncheon of Dover Sole (which she described as having changed her life), to her collaboration with fellow authors Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, this memoir is a must read for all Julia Child fans.  The result of her incredible passion was of course Volume One of MAFC, which would, some 40 years later, become the basis for Julie Powell’s blog and later book Julie and Julia.  I loved it. Buy it here: