December 18, 2010

Weekend Links

Fish and Ships

Sometimes things get lost in translation.
To try to keep myself from making silly mistakes, I read the blog French Word-A-Day.  It has always helped me keep my foot out of my mouth (except for the time I told our friends that they had une truite (a trout) in their ceiling, when I meant to say une fuite (a leak) - oops!) by keeping me up to date with current French expressions and colloquialisms. 

Jamie's brilliant review of Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France by Joan Nathan was just the enticement I needed to order myself a copy.  A great read and a great cookbook!

Apple desserts are a no-brainer in the autumn, but I think they deserve further consideration during the winter.  My favorite French Apple Cake, Dorie Greenspan's Apple Cake, a ridiculously easy Baked Apple Crunch and a classic French Tarte aux Pommes are four fantastic recipes to try.

This has to be the most decadent hot chocolate ever. 

For me, it just wouldn't be Christmas without watching this SNL skit and listening to this song.
Happy Holidays!

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Nadege said...

Few days ago I bought "Around my french table" by Dorie Greenspan.
Wonderful book.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I was looking at Fish and Ships - and got caught up in your cost of living post as you will have seen. We also live in the country in a small hamlet with only 10 houses. Our taxes hit us for six this year!!! Diane

Betty C. said...

That said, could the "Fish and Ships" be a pun given the window d├ęcor? Just wondering.

I did not know that song and love the lyrics! I will have to use it in class in the future! I have one group of mainly girls who would have really enjoyed it -- too bad I don't have any suitable groups next week. I've favorited it on YouTube, though.

Dedene said...

Maybe the error was made accidently on purpose?

Aidan said...

It only makes sense really. And I'd love some with salt and vinegar. YuM! Where were you?

Chez Loulou said...

I would love to get a copy of that as well. It looks like a wonderful cookbook.

Our taxes went up too, but not as much as yours! Ouch!

yes, it could possibly be a pun...but much funnier if it isn't!

That song was always a favorite of mine. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Maybe... Also, it was a Lebanese restaurant, so I thought it was funny that they were serving Fish and Ships.

I like mine with salt and vinegar too.
It was taken in Paris last week.