Farm Animals

07 Oct

Pink piggy of deliciousness


While in Paris, my kind host, Madame S, took me to a shop and provided me with a largish coin (let's just call it a "penny", since that is my preferred name for all coins.) Then, she let me buy anything I wanted from a large display case of what appeared to be very small farm animals.

Now I don't have the firmest grasp on the animal/food relationship. The Chef has mentioned to me several times that when I eat "chicken", there is some connection to the chickens I see when we go to the zoo or a farm. 

So, when I was offered the opportunity to bite the head off of the pig I had picked out, I was both a little concerned as well as intrigued. As it happened, it was delicious. The Chef said that it was "marzipan", which is perhaps a fancy name for miniature French swine?