28.1.08

anything you don't eat?






















We were having our Dutch immigraation lawyer and his wife over for dinner back in 2002, and a week or so before they came we asked them (as one does), is there anything you guys don't eat? This was their response via email:

"Only a very few things we do not like, as: winning pâtes, quiches, pies, chutneys, sauces, oils, biscuits and toffee; Cuisine sauces (For use in your own creations), traditional Chutneys, Organic mayos, Salad dressings, Sun-dried and chargrilled vegetables, Artichokes, courgettes, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, Salads in a jar and easy to prepare risottos, Flavoured tagliatellis, Pasta twists with a difference and culinary rice from Italy, Luxurious mi-cuit foie gras from the SW of France, rough terrines from Alsace and Aquitaine and a selection of pâtes from regional France and Italy, Dried wild mushrooms, Italian and French truffles and their derivatives, Greek Pine & Fir tree honey, French pure fruit jams, English spiced honey, Agenais cocktail of fruits, Valrhona cuisine chocolate and Pruneaux d'Agen. Tagliatelli with smoked salmon, Simple Cepe /Porcini Pasta, Pissenlit aux lardons (dandelion & Bacon salad), Omelette with Truffles (Serves 4), The perfect Wedding Breakfast! Baked Aubergine & Mushroom Pie or Gratin, Chorizo Puffs, Chinese Canapés, Tricolore salad, Consomme Sylvestre, Wild mushroom soup and...eh, so many other things..."

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5 comments:

kattebelletje said...

so... all go out and eat at Febo's?

markemorse said...

Right...but they actually turned out to be pretty adventurous eaters! We made tamales I think and they seemed to truthfully enjoy them...

Pontormo said...

So, they were serious? :blink: :blink: I started out trusting the phrase "winning pates" was simply an example of a Dutch friend struggling with English, but as the list went on, I was sure they were poking fun at the type of fussy eater hosts regret inviting...

markemorse said...

Sorry, no....they weren't serious at all, and yes they were poking fun at the fussy eaters that hosts regret eating...

Turns out that they did have one thing they didn't eat: the female component of this couple detested birds of any sort, living, dead, whatever. So no birds on the menu.

markemorse said...

Did I say "hosts regret eating"? I meant inviting.