Wednesday, October 08, 2014


The Truth

Elizabeth David (1913-1992), French Provincial Cooking (1960; rpt. New York: Penguin Books, 1999), p. 228 ("Saucisson chaud à la lyonnaise"):
Francis Amunatégui, a distinguished French gastronome and journalist, writes of the Lyonnais sausage in deeply emotional terms: 'The appearance,' he says, 'of a hot sausage with its salad of potatoes in oil can leave no one indifferent ... it is pure, it precludes all sentimentality, it is the Truth.'

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