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post #16 of 27
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Although it has its problems, I find little to complain about in the new Miss France.
http://fr.news.yahoo.com/people/publ...20061210_1.flv
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by kennethpollock
Although it has its problems, I find little to complain about in the new Miss France.
http://fr.news.yahoo.com/people/publ...20061210_1.flv
Is she Indian?
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Is she Indian?

E*****t (banned) thinks she is Jewish, saying only Jews in France name their kids David or Rachel, etc. If she is, that is very strange, indeed. Last year's Miss France, Alexandra Rosenfeld, definitely is Jewish. She went on to be crowned Miss World.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by kennethpollock
E*****t (banned) thinks she is Jewish, saying only Jews in France name their kids David or Rachel, etc. If she is, that is very strange, indeed. Last year's Miss France, Alexandra Rosenfeld, definitely is Jewish. She went on to be crowned Miss World.
Huh. I was actually joking. I take it her name is Rachel? (I had my speakers turned down.)
That's what I like about the French. They always follow the rules about names and such, which makes it a lot easier to figure out someone's social station right from the start.
post #20 of 27
One can always tell someone's social position in France from their surname, whether they are decrepit aristocracy or someone nouvelle riche.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
One can always tell someone's social position in France from their surname, whether they are decrepit aristocracy or someone nouvelle riche.

I don't care about her name; I like last year's Miss France too.
http://teemix.aufeminin.com/world/st...0&c=89832.html

and

http://teemix.aufeminin.com/world/st...he&i=2310.html
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by kennethpollock
Yes, but these women are not going to help you find REAL Franch food in NY! Unless that was their talent in the talent show!

Anyway, Pollock, I would argue andouillette is as much casual dining food as French onion soup.

Man, you really make me miss ernest. He's not the same when he uses you as his mouthpiece. Has he been to Hildeetch or Dunheel recently?
post #23 of 27
lièvre à la royale is probably impossible to find in the US as I heard foie gras has been banned.
It's quite hard to find in paris too. I have a restaurant near where I live, they make "lièvre à la royale" specials for three days in october and november.
Once a year, we also cook one with friends and usually pair it with an horizontale of Côte Rôtie.

!luc
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
lièvre à la royale is probably impossible to find in the US as I heard foie gras has been banned.
It's quite hard to find in paris too. I have a restaurant near where I live, they make "lièvre à la royale" specials for three days in october and november.
Once a year, we also cook one with friends and usually pair it with an horizontale of Côte Rôtie.

!luc
Luc, Foie gras has only been banned in the Peoples Republic of California. Thankfully we are still able to get it until January. Is Lievre a la Royale a traditional holiday dish in France, or is it just that the season is so short that it is generally unavailable? I remember about 10 years ago many of the great restaurants in Paris had rediscovered the dish and it was much more common than now.
post #25 of 27
I believe foie gras was banned in Chicago too.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Luc,

Foie gras has only been banned in the Peoples Republic of California. Thankfully we are still able to get it until January.
ok, I thought it was more widespread. If you ever need to source anything, let me know.

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Is Lievre a la Royale a traditional holiday dish in France, or is it just that the season is so short that it is generally unavailable? I remember about 10 years ago many of the great restaurants in Paris had rediscovered the dish and it was much more common than now.
No, it's not a traditional holiday dish, it's more like a past dish which has been rediscovered. Main reasons it's not generally available:
- A hare is difficult to find, and the hunting season is short (roughly mid october to mid december).
- it's quite long to cook
- it's big, so you have to make sure a lot of people will order a slice : it's economically adventurous for a restaurant.
- it's definitely not everyone's taste. I usually don't eat anything the following day

This year, we cooked a roasted goose instead, with an horizontale of 1999 chateauneuf du pape.

!luc
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by kennethpollock
Although it has its problems, I find little to complain about in the new Miss France.
http://fr.news.yahoo.com/people/publ...20061210_1.flv

She looks a little like Jane Seymour.
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