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Culinary heaven pt II


Tonight,
at my m-i-l's insistence, we opened her Christmas present to us. Oh, the raptures; oh, the delight:


Foie gras*
Cassoulet
Homemade fig preserves
Dried sausage
Melsa (white sausage)
Homemade jamboneau (preserved ham)
3 packets of loose-leaf tea (Tea of Lords; Red Hammam Tea [with rooibos]; Geisha Flower)

*I was thrilled to pull this out of the box. I can't believe that I've actually been craving foie gras. 'Tis the season--in France, that is. Foie gras is not part of the holidays where I come from. What am I becoming?
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On a non-gastronomic, but sadly humorous, note, while I was chatting with his mother, I asked  mana_trinito do a wordmap with the word "water" because it plays a central part in my next book. I didn't tell him that though and five minutes later he had come up with--among other things-- water>>rain>>roof>>Aïcha (our landlady)>>moving>>reparations...

Thanks, hon.
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footlingagain,  it is 20 past midnight, but I'm going to do yoga before I go to bed. Go easy with that mocking stick.

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footlingagain
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
it is 20 past midnight, but I'm going to do yoga before I go to bed.

Most commendable. The mocking stick has been put away in a safe place.

And - foie gras? You'll be rhapsodising about ortolan, next ;)
mnfaure
Dec. 21st, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
The mocking stick has been put away in a safe place.

And let's hope it stays there.

You'll be rhapsodising about ortolan, next

I'll have to know what it is first. :P


Edited at 2007-12-21 07:07 am (UTC)
footlingagain
Dec. 21st, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
French delicacy that they're no longer allowed to sell in restaurants, so they set up a club especially to ensure that it can still be enjoyed.

Full explanation here

It was quite funny, seeing Jeremy Clarkson participate in the ritual in Meet The Neighbours - typically, he thoroughly enjoyed it, though I think he'd have said he did, even if it had been disgusting, just to wind people up. *g*

mnfaure
Dec. 21st, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
*lol* I already feel bad enough for the poor duckies and geese (though obviously not bad enough never to eat another bite of foie gras); now you want me to add gorged and death-by-drowning songbirds to my conscience?

Just because they are rare, I'll give it a pass. ;-)

frigg, don't turn those PETA people loose on me.
footlingagain
Dec. 21st, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)
Heh.

Mr Clarkson does like to cause a stir. The only people he likes annoying more than foreigners are vegetarians and environmentalists - vegetarian environmentalists are even better. Gives him the chance to indulge in the modern equivalent of bear-baiting *g*

And as much as I hate the idea of ortolan, it does sound yummy. Oh dear....
mnfaure
Dec. 21st, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
Barbarous, aren't we?
bwahaha. Yeah, the dish itself does sound tasty. :D
frigg
Dec. 21st, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
Foie Gras...poor birdies, what happened to good old regular liverpaste? I ate some bacon-liverpaste the other day, yum, yum, yum :D
mnfaure
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
Bacon liverpaste. Hmmm...that sounds a bit...chemical. Would a foodsnob go for that?
frigg
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Miq, Miq...I OBVIOUSLY mean liverpast with bacon! Not liverpaste from the bacon-animal *groans*

(and you are SO online)
frigg
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
liverpaste...got a bit carried away in my indignation.
mnfaure
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
SO are YOU, lil miss invisible! My excuse is that rugby is about to start; what's yours?

I thought you meant duck or goose liverpaste with bacon flavoring. *gag*
frigg
Dec. 21st, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
*rofl* that's a weeeeird liverpaste.

And my excuse is that I forgot to go visible. No wonder people have been ignoring me all day.
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