July 20, 2005

Joie de vivre

Several things to come from the French that I greatly appreciate:

1. Kissing
2. Fashion
3. Amélie
4. Crème Brulée (O.K. so technically, this isn't just the French, but stop being so particular).

Posted by Rae at July 20, 2005 03:00 PM

Ah Rae, it makes my day a bit lighter and more joyful to read your posts. Thank you!!

Posted by: Jenn at July 20, 2005 05:41 PM

Awwww, Jenn. Thank you :D

Posted by: Rae at July 21, 2005 07:18 AM

Amelie is an absolute delight.

We went to see "A la folie... pas du tout" because I so adore Audrey Tautou since seeing her in Amelie, and that was rather a shock! But she just proved what a versatile actress she is.

Posted by: Jo at July 21, 2005 10:54 AM

Jo, I love Audrey Tautou, as well, and also saw "He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not." It was bizarre, and suspenseful, and she was absolutely incredible in it. It was quite frightening, and weirdly enjoyable.

Posted by: Rae at July 21, 2005 04:39 PM

I claim Creme Brulee for the British! In some very old recipes I came across I found one for Burnt Cream, and it's Creme Brulee. Love the stuff no matter what it's called!

Posted by: Ith at July 21, 2005 05:38 PM

And foie gras, which - although cruel - is so, so delicious.

Posted by: andy at July 23, 2005 06:22 PM

Hmmm.... Chateauneuf-du-Pape... ;)

Posted by: Eduardo at July 25, 2005 06:29 PM

Andy, I did like foie gras which I had in a French restaurant at the Park Hyatt-Chicago several years ago. It was the first and most recent time I had it.

Ith, really? Burnt Cream? I just know that I absolutely love it. Love. It.

Eduardo- translation please? :D

Posted by: Rae at July 28, 2005 12:27 PM

Having had the priveledge to work hand in hand with a french Chef for two years the sauces are the difference. Contrary to popular opinion it is not just invasion hosting and brown pants that are their claim to fame, they did save our Kiesters (a long long time ago)

Posted by: R at July 28, 2005 08:23 PM

Rae: Chateauneuf-du-Pape (The Pope's New Castle) is a wonderful red wine produced near Avignon...
You know that in our Hispanic culture, a girl's 15th birthday is important. Well, my family never was wealthy, so when one of my sisters turned 15 back in 1988, we just did a small family dinner to celebrate the ocasion. But the wine was Chateauneuf du Pape 1973, the only luxury that our dad allowed for the day.

Posted by: Eduardo at July 31, 2005 06:56 PM

Actually, Eduardo, I wasn't aware that the 15th birthday is so very special in the Hispanic culture. Why?

Wow, what a sacrifice for you father to make :D

I would like to try some....

Posted by: Rae at July 31, 2005 07:10 PM

Rae: Sorry; I just assumed you knew, which obviously is not the case.

I wrote something about the 15th year party back in last September.

There's also this Wikipedia article that, while not entirely correct, gives a good introduction to the subject.



Posted by: Eduardo at August 1, 2005 06:31 PM
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