Duck fat, to be specific. And cheese. And salami. All things FAT.
Don't forget the chocolate and the cream. And for heavens sake, never nix the butter.
I still remember my first taste of duck confit. I almost fainted dead away with pleasure.
Then there's duck paté - so rich, so velvety, surely it's made in heaven.
No doubt about it, potatoes fried in duck fat deserve the medal of honor.
Taste? Yes! Texture? Yes! Sinfulness? Yes!
I reserve a special PHOOEY for those who wish to ban foie gras.
They'll never convince me of their moral superiority.
Foie gras, like so many of these beloved fats, are a gift, an extravagance,
a lesson in gratification that we all need.
These foods are not for every day (unless you're vacationing in France!)
but they should be enjoyed without guilt.
Escargot bathed in parsley/garlic butter. Kouign Amann. Raclette.
Just a few famous French treats that should be at the top of your Greatest Hits list.
Try them. Enjoy them.
Note to Self: Don't consult your doctor first.
Wine is also food. It feeds the soul. But really, that's a whole other blog.
And ice cream. Sigh.....
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw