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June 13, 2007

World's largest wholesale market

Pressed_duck Rungis, just outside Paris, is a cult place for gourmets. It is the world's largest wholesale market for fresh produce. Fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, cheese and even fresh flowers are sold here every day in quantities so large an entire train station and highway exit has been built to serve it

Also there, le canard à la presse as it is served at La Tour d'Argent

From “Soup jockey” to “Put a hat on it” - The exact origins of Diner slang have not been clearly identified. There appears to be some common usage by black waiters in the 1870s and 1880s. Diner slang was popular in diners, lunch rooms and luncheonettes from the 1920s until the 1970s. Although many of the terms were created for fun and to lighten up the stress of the restaurant environment, having distinct names for menu items helped the short order cooks

Five fake names I like to give at restaurants

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Awesome food links!

The diner slang is hilarious. There was one entry in there for 'burn one, take it through the garden and put a rose on it', which reminded me of the jive-talkers in Airplane!

I especially liked 'fish eyes' for tapioca pudding. One of my roommates eats that stuff, and the other one is so disgusted by it he calls it 'fish eyes and semen', and I'm pretty sure he never worked at a diner.

Speaking of disgusting food, that duck recipe seemed considerably more 'unpleasant' than 'spectacular' to me, though. That cannot possibly taste better than just grilling it with scallions or making confit. Bleh!

Posted by: emily at Jun 13, 2007 7:09:50 AM

I understood the reason why the French cooking is tasty .
but I ate only three times in 40 years.

Posted by: taisouegao at Jun 14, 2007 9:06:29 PM