Wednesday, June 20, 2007

guilty pleasure


What is it about cake mix that makes Americans so giddy? I love baking from scratch but I still love cake mix cakes. Perhaps the taste memory from my childhood is too strong to overcome. While in Paris, we stopped at Thanksgiving, a Cajun restauarant and American grocery store, carrying a random array of outrageously overpriced American goods like corn syrup and barbecue sauce. Among other things, we happily paid 6 euros for a bag of flaked coconut and another 6 for a box of Zatarains red beans & rice mix (both priced at about $2.50 in the US). Being an expat makes me crave weird things. We baked this cake for father's day and wow, did it taste good! Definitely chemical-y, but still good. It's almost depressing - to love real food and cooking and still enjoy processed junk like this.

3 comments:

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

mamalove said...

Max is soo CUTE!!! I love cake mix to kiddo! I have to admit it..man maybe we otto send you a care package with CAKE mixes in it!!
Thanks again for posting all these great receipes!
HUgs to all and Congratulations!!!
Muriel

Anonymous said...

Hello,
for all american cakes lover who are in switzerland, you can check a good source for american products.
www.afoodave.ch
called American Food Ave.
regards
John

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