Wednesday, December 31, 2008

French Food Classics

The quality and quantity of food Claire's family has prepared for this vacation is truly phenomenal. There are a few foods that I look forward to eating exclusively in France. Below are les escargots--snails--which are made palatable by drenching them in garlic butter, which is a good strategy.

Every Christmas we also eat les huitres--oysters. Also pictured are the traditional "salty" bread eaten with the oysters as well as a squirt of lemon (which, if the oysters are still alive as they should be, will demonstrate a visible muscle contraction upon contact with the acidic lemon juice).
In addition I've enjoyed lobsters, crepes, sole, coquilles St. Jacque (scallops), crusted ham, and some butter cookies I thoroughly enjoy as they are comprised of 45% butter. Yum. Everybody have a happy New Year's Eve!

8 Comments:

Blogger Brad said...

That looks so good.I love seafood.
Happy New Year to you!
Brad

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Blogger Catherine said...

Well, I'm not very fond of escargots but I love French desserts :)


Cathy
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