Years ago, when I was a journalist, I had the opportunity to interview Julia Child. We talked French cooking for a bit and then I made the mistake of asking her, “What would you suggest to people who want to cook your recipes but want to reduce the calories, the butter, cream and fat.” Julia answered in her inimitable voice (and yes, she really does talk like that): “I would SUGGEST that they are no fun AT ALL.” I took that comment to heart, and nowhere does it show up more often than at Thanksgiving. Calories, butter, cream, fat and fun were definitely the order of the day. A brief sampling:
Julia Child was right! No cream, no butter, no calories equals NO FUN.