What got me curious was the name of this week’s dessert special, the Peach Melba by Sophia Slug. So I press the magic F4 button on my keyboard, which brings up the magic built-in dictionary.
Don’t you just love the sound of that rolling off your tongue? Dame Nellie Melba. It sounds almost as smooth as a raspberry coulis with vanilla gelato gently swirling in your mouth. Dame Nellie Melba. *imagines a hot fudge raspberry sundae* Dame Nellie Melba. *imagines warm grilled peaches*
Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931, born Helen Porter Mitchell), was an Australian opera singer who was born near Melbourne & she took her professional name from that of the city. It turns out she was quite the diva, and has four foods named after her, all created by a chef/writer named Auguste Escoffier. One of which was, yep you guessed, Peach Melba. I think she liked them peaches. You think?
Anyhoo. There ya go, we’ve just helped you top up your useless information quota for the week. YOU CAN THANK US LATERZ.
Also, this week, José Slug is responsible for almost all of the food pr0n on our weekly specials release. (Usually the photos are taken by long-time pr0nster Sophia Slug, but even food pr0nographers need a break every now & then.)
Did you not catch that cleverly hidden link to our weekly specials again? Well, darn it, you’ll just hafta wait till next week.
On a slightly different note (okay, who am I kidding. On a completely different note), Slugphile Melissa sent us The Owl & The Squirrel which had us all giggling. Thanks Mel, we ♥ you long time!