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Lobster Thermador au Crevettes with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and SPAM

Posted on 2008/09/14 13:59:01 (September 2008).

[Tuesday 9th September]
The rather long title is (if you didn't already know) a Monty Python reference which is appropriate here as today was largely characterised by (A) Monty Python and (B) truffles. This was the only Monty Python reference to truffles I could think of.

At the weekend I'd had a brief frenzy of online shopping, and had ordered for myself:

1) The Monty Python Monster Box Set, containing all of their TV shows, films and everything.

2) 250 grams (the minimum order) of English summer truffles from Truffle UK.

Both of these arrived today, and so the plan for this evening was abundantly clear - eat truffles and watch Monty Python.

So for dinner I knocked up a quick truffle risotto - a very delicately flavoured basic risotto, with truffle shavings added at the last minute.

Then after dinner I watched a whole 5 episodes of the TV series. I was surprised by the amount of bits I hadn't seen before - I certainly have not exhasutively watched all of the original TV series, and am most familiar with their sketches in various re-hashed forms (the albums, the specials like And Now For Something Completely Different and the live shows like Drury Lane and the Hollywood Bowl).

It was a gloriously self indulgent evening and I loved it.

Comment 1

If I was living in London I would have actually loved to come to watch the sow together with you... I really miss MP...

Posted by Lox at 2008/09/14 18:19:15.

Comment 2

By the way this must be the longest title of the blog history...

Posted by Lox at 2008/09/16 16:42:18.

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