Blown appétit

Assuming that the high end of the food continuum is, oh, let’s say, lobster thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, served in a Provençal manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pâté, brandy, and a fried egg on top and Spam, what must the low end be like?

The other day I attempted to answer this question to Trini’s satisfaction: “Hot Pockets, stuffed with ramen.”

I figured, wrongly, that this had settled the matter. She came back shortly — okay, the next day — with detailed instructions for the precise preparation of this very, um, delicacy.

Then again, who am I to complain? I’ve been known to tuck into egg, bacon, Spam and sausage without the Spam, and other well-established forms of discomfort food.


  1. Tatyana »

    20 March 2009 · 8:58 am

    Can I just have crevettes? I don’t like lobster.

  2. McGehee »

    20 March 2009 · 9:46 am

    Didn’t Nader get the Crevette banned?

  3. CGHill »

    20 March 2009 · 10:08 am

    You’re thinking of the Crevair.

  4. Tatyana »

    20 March 2009 · 11:10 am

    McG: “crevette” are simply shrimps. And not even the jumbo variety.

  5. Jeffro »

    20 March 2009 · 11:34 am

    Unsafe at any flavor.

  6. Francis W. Porretto »

    20 March 2009 · 1:20 pm

    What are you guys, a bunch of reactionaries? Around here, we eat our Spam sandwiches without the bread!

    (Sometimes without the Spam, too.)

  7. McGehee »

    20 March 2009 · 2:35 pm

    Sorry Tatyana, that was one of those culturally specific word plays we sometimes do.

  8. Tatyana »

    20 March 2009 · 4:53 pm

    That’s Ok, McG – you can go word-play all day, while I’m cooking my crevettes with bouquet garnie, cream and butter.

  9. CGHill »

    20 March 2009 · 5:21 pm

    Meanwhile, I think I’ll go Spam up.

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