Halloween Horrors!November 2, 2006 at 1:22 am | Posted in food | 5 Comments
Look! A hand bloodied from gouging out the eyes of a homicidal maniac!
Or, actually, my hand after distributing raspberries for dessert.
All around Paris, street vendors are practically giving away raspberries a E1.50 a box. I don’t think of this as berry season, but who am I to argue with their luscious, finger-staining bounty? I don’t argue, I just pile them on top of sliced quatre quarts cake and crème fraîche, then sprinkle on a bit of sugar.
But wait! The horrors continue… Putrid moldy zombie guts!
Or, in fact, an odd photo of the tartiflette I made last night.
The chilly weather we’ve been seeing has made me yearn for hearty, cheese-laden dishes like this one: potatoes, lardons, onions, and crème fraîche, all baked under big slices of reblochon cheese until the whole thing is a lovely, gooey mess.
But just when you thought it was safe to eat cheese… It’s a hideous, gnarled, disembodied goblin finger, beckoning you to your death!
Alternatively, it’s a weird looking potato.
Because we are gluttons for punishment (or, more accurately, just gluttons), we weren’t satisfied with last night’s tartiflette, and decided to go out this afternoon for more cheese. We found a cozy little place nearby offering a raclette à volonté. All you can eat melted cheese? Yes, please.
As you can see from the photo, the restaurant took this quite seriously, insisting on bringing out new plates of hot cheese far faster than we could consume them. And so, for quite possibly the first time in my life, I left unfinished cheese on the table.
Talk about a Halloween Horror.
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