11.22.2011

WHAT IF THANKSGIVING WERE FRENCH







ET SI THANKSGIVING C'ETAIT FRANÇAIS?

Well, let's see...
If the pilgrims had come from the reverse direction and the currents are more favorable from there, they might have arrived in less time. Makes sort of sense.
France would be perfectly fluent in English. umm, not so sure...
New England would be Old England and vice-versa?

ANYWAY
Thanksgiving Dinner would go something like this:


We would start with a silky Soupe aux Poireaux -leak soup- at room temperature

The main dish would certainly be a crisp-crusted Gigot d'Agneau with a lot of rosemary- a Leg of Lamb 
Served with des petites pommes de terres rissolees aux girolles -Sauteed Potatoes with Girolle Mushrooms and surely des petits pois with mange-tout beans
Then a jolie laitue- a fluffy Boston lettuce
Then the absolute must: a bon petit fromage -a great cheese (in a country with a million types of cheeses, unavoidable!)
and don't forget, a great Bordeaux to accompany it

Dessert would be a Baba à la Liqueur d'Orange - an Orange Liqueur Cake

To wrap things up a nice hot café noir in a small tasse served with some scrumptious Truffes au Chocolat 

and the Grand Finale! home made Raspberry Liqueur.
What do you think of my analysis? 
Oh, and I forgot: le pont- the 4 day weekend! That would be a hit in FRANCE!

In any case, it's all academic; they landed in Plymouth Rock and the rest is history. And it's just as well. Just think: no golden Turkey, no delicious stuffing, no Pumpkin Pie, no Vanilla Ice Cream! 
One thing would be the same:
The TRAFFIC!!!!!


Au revoir


5 comments:

  1. this French Thanksgiving sounds divine, did I see a little Chateau Haut Brion?

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  2. A delicious interpretated menu. That 'pont' would also be appreciated!

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  3. this would definitely be a Thanksgiving I would want to show up for..!! it's a dinner that looks divine...and the homemade raspberry liqueur is on my list to make for this year...
    beautiful post..
    best,
    maureen

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  4. Sounds like this will be a delicious Thanksgiving... xv

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  5. I love the French twist on the Thanksgiving, and yes especially the 4 day weekend, my husband would looove this!!
    Carla

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