Gag Gift

February 20, 2007 at 11:21 am | Posted in food | 4 Comments

Brumaire went to London this weekend, and all I got was this lousy condiment. Although in this case, “lousy” might actually be too generous a descriptor.

French Mustard?

Yup, in the tradition of coals to Newcastle, Brumaire transported this packet of “French” mustard back to the land of the real thing. And how did it fare on foreign turf? Not well.


Ugh… I guess this little guy never heard the phrase “mustard yellow.” And as for the taste? Let’s just say that the good people of Dijon have nothing to worry about.

Brumaire’s previous gift went over a bit better: for Valentine’s day, he brought home a heart-shaped cheese!


Neufchatel is a mild, washed-rind cheese from Normandy, a cousin to the camembert. It was mildly tangy and slightly crumbly. And as for me, well I whipped up a delectable fondant au chocolat…


Okay, fine, so it came from a box — it was still delicious. And we all know that when it comes to love, it’s not the thought that counts, but the taste.



  1. You’re a lucky girl… for the cake! Pour ma part j’aurai pas touché à la moutarde!!! Et le fromage il était comment? 🙂

  2. Celine, the cheese was wonderful — not too strong, but just enough character to be memorable. As for tasting the mustard… ah, the things I do for this blog!

  3. Ha ha! You’re a hero!!! 😀

  4. Goodmorning,

    After speaking to you on the telephone you advised me to email you. I would like to order a heart shaped cheese. Neufchatel. I require this for Sunday the 22nd August. could you please try and source this for me, or advise me if it is not possible.

    Thankyou Halinka.

    Mobile telephone number is 07887691548

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