Monday, July 21, 2008

Montreal Franistan

So I think I've done well. I made sure our visitor tasted Montreal smoked meat, poutine and beaver tail. The first is like pastrami or corned beef, basically the crummy part of the cow gets marinated for eons and then it gets salted and cured. This renders it very tender and salty and pink, nothing like its raw form. I think it gets boiled too for a day or two. It's served on rye bread with yellow mustard. The middle thing, poutine, is french fries with cheese curds and gravy. It's the cheese curds that make it unique, that squeaky cheese that you can only get around here and in Wisconsin. The last thing, beaver tail, is a desserty thing, basically a big flat doughnut slathered with nutella, cinnamon, or powdered sugar. I get the nutella one with bananas. Did you know that nutella makes a fine crumb coat on a cake? We used it for the crumb coat on the wedding cake and the fondant went on top of that. Don't ever forget, never entertain the idea of making your own wedding cake, you will succeed but you will spend more money and more time than you can imagine getting it right. No, no, no, trust me just don't.

Today, David is going to make us dinner, he is a chef after all, and teach me how to make a new frozen dessert. I forget what he called it though, something with whipped egg whites, whipped cream and grated chocolate. Franistan? No, that was the fictional country that Lucy acted like she was the princess from when she tested Ricky's fidelity. He'll tell me what it's called later.

I'm going to be on tv tonight with spouse. Speaking French even. Don't worry, we'll tape it or link it or something. I'm sure I made a million mistakes speaking even though serge said I did well. I'd be worried if it was Fox who had interviewed us, like they'd snip it all together to make us look like scum. Telejournal, tonight at 10 on Radio Canada. I have no idea during the hour where we'll be. Doesn't matter, I'll post it tomorrow.

18 comments:

Greg said...

Damn, I don't know a thing about Quebecois cuisine, apparently. In high school and college when I visited, I think we went to Le McDonalds...stupid American teenagers.

OMG...you made your own wedding cake?!?! That's just crazy...

Yep, Franistan, that was Lucy. Maybe its a dessert from Franistan. Heh heh...have a great day...can't wait to see the tape of the big interview!! I'm sure you guys were great...

(Wow...you didn't even mention smoking...it really IS a non-issue. You go, T...)

Birdie said...

Canada's beaver tail is the Midwest's elephant ear. Either way, so good you know it's not good for you.

I catered my own wedding, but I didn't make the cake. I recommend that you don't do that, either. Anything you can hand off to someone else to do, do it.

In addition to your TV spot, I hope you post pictures of David cooking for you. That'd be cool to see.

Butch said...

I love food entries. ;-) (food entries love me...)

Looking forward to finding out the name of the dessert and also you posting your radio spot.

CoffeeDog said...

Can't wait to see the TV coverage.

"Just David!" said...

This Evenings Menu:

Veal Scallopini with Hazelnuts and Balsamic Vinegar
Fettucine al Limone
Asparagus and for dessert

Semifreddo al Ciccolato

The semifreddo takes 8 hours to set up, email me!

Anonymous said...

I'm unworthy, I'm unworthy, to post on the Blog of a big TV star. Lucy should have tested her husbands fidelity in real life. On tv at Radio Canada? Oh you foreigners. Ed

RJ March said...

I'll look for you on Bill O'Reilly tonight, as he whips you for your gay-marriage audacity AND your mangled French AND your ex-pat status. You'll be as loathsome as a gay draft-dodger. And, really, what's worse?

God, I'm so glad y'all don't eat real beaver tail up there. I was scared for a moment.

GayProf said...

I love the poutine.

Roxrocks said...

This is one post where I wish we had Smellovision.

You can sometimes buy the Montreal Smoked meat at Costco. Lordy lordy I love me some Costco.

Laverne said...

And what's wrong with eating real beaver's tail?

Just sayin'


I can't wait to see your television interview. Of course, I won't understand a bit of it. You've heard me destroy the French language right? My understanding is also at a minimum.

Dinner sounds wonderful.

Java said...

Sounds like Laverne knows more French than I do. I don't even know enough to mangle the language. But hey, guess what? Superman brought up the idea of moving to Canada! Can you believe it? That sounds so cool!! Edmonton. I think it's too far north, but it looks beautiful. I'm afraid of the long dark nights in winter. No sun = depressed Java.
Can't wait to see the TV spot. Have a great day with David! (it all sounds yummy)

Mark in DE said...

Nutella is like crack for me.

Can't wait to see you two fine representatives of the marriage GLBT community on TV!

Mark :-)

Lemuel said...

Looking forward to the clip.

I had smoked meat in Ottawa during one visit.

Summer said...

I had beaver tail last summer on a visit to Ottawa. It was yummy.

Anonymous said...

Félicitations! Just saw the report on Radio-Can. You did well. Good luck to both of you.

Simon said...

post it up post it up, i wanna hear you and serge speak french lol... p.s. im still alive.. just not writing is all lol

Doghigh said...

Dear lord that beavertail thing is just about the sweetest piece o'food porn I've seen of late. Mmmmmmmm, Nutella!

don said...

No Saint Hubert? No Chalet Suisse? No TMR bagels fresh from the chute?

BTW. My lips don't touch beaver no more. Chocolate or otherwise.