Friday, November 2, 2007

Ugh, un oeuf.

Robyn of Serious Eats posted this today as her Photo of the Day, and I think it's an act worth repeating here.

I always think of processed convenience foods as a quintessential hallmark of la cuisine américaine - turns out that we're not the only ones who partake of shortcuts where doing the real thing is actually easier (Prepackaged egg whites you need to measure, anyone?). Nope, the French themselves have fallen victim to the trend, though in an incredibly French way. Pre-packaged poached eggs.

Note that the picture on the front of the package is of a frisée aux lardons salad - wonder if pre-washed bags of frisée and pre-cooked packets of lardons are marketed alongside les oeufs?

2 comments:

Wendy said...

LOL!! that is one of the weirdest things I've seen. I think I'm going to pass on the carton of poached eggs! ugh is right!

Meg Blocker said...

I know, isn't it just...gross? They look like slimy plastic. Yuck.

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