Some things I've been thinking about...
Glasses - just a reminder of a great lunch, languid and generous - wine-maker Tim Knappstein - no more no less.
"Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour." Charles Maurice de Talleyrand - 1754-1838 French philosopher and diplomat.
Some people are uncomfortable hearing swearwords. Some people get edgy and giggle when the word "butter" is mentioned.
What is it with the centre of the plate? It seems to terrify people when they serve themselves.
At my greengrocer's, saw infant carrots. Are they larger than baby carrots but not as big as adolescent carrots? Is this trying to scare vegans?
The "health" bandwagon is barreling its way through, not only the French language but also through traditional French flavours and la gourmandise.
In my latest ELLE à Table bi-monthly magazine, I read the following. Even non-French speakers should get the drift.
Went to the market. Cute young hipster at the organic stall (of course).
"I'd like a celery and two Grannie Smith apples. I've been watching Fawlty Towers."
"Ah ha! Waldorf Salad! My dad loves that show."
I felt very old.
Celery- too much left over after our Waldorf salad. Sliced on an angle, poached, white sauce, cheese & bread crumbs, baked, even better than cauliflower cheese.
Gratin - what's not to like?
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