French NachosApril 26, 2007 at 11:40 am | Posted in food | 8 Comments
I’m back, with my favorite hobby: analyzing French potato chip flavors.
The tomato-basil were all right, but not as intensely flavored as I had hoped. You could taste the basil if you concentrated, but mostly I remember salt. The barbecue flavor was interesting, because I was expecting American-style barbecue, ie some sort of sweet and tangy saucy flavor. However (as indicated by the packaging), these chips were actually infused with the flavor of grilled meats and vegetables. It was pretty tasty.
The olive chips were really… olive-y. More like “fresh” olives than like cured, oil soaked ones, which was unexpected, but good. We ate them with the leftovers of my lamb-bean stew, and it made me wish I’d put olives in the stew.
And I said, “You know, this cheese and ham and potato combination kinda makes me think of tartiflette. I keep wanting to stick them together.” To which Brumaire replied, “French Nachos!” And the rest, as they say, is history:
Cultural fusion never tasted so good.
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