The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Paté en croute - the cardinal does 'veal 'n 'am' pie

Trust the cardinal-duke to upstage the old favourite of Englande, veal and ham pie. And even the newly appellation controlé, Melton Mowbray pork pie.

This particular delicacy, purchased in April 2011 for a mere €2.50 (including the third slice FREE), shows how his table resonates down the centuries of history.

Maybe it was the gastro-project of one of his descendants - perhaps the voracious third Duke, inventor of Mayonnaise.  Wikipedia, as yet, stays silent.  
Buying it pre-prepared seems a better bet than cooking it oneself - the collection of ingredients alone would take a morning.
A foie gras core!

BUT it was nice....


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Blog internet très utile sur la cuisine du monde.
J'aime moi-même les mulitudes de plats culinairess dans
lle monde.

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