Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Adventurous (fictitious) Eating

Captain Nemo from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as a response to Prof. Aronnax's queries:

What you believe to be red meat, Professor, is nothing other than loin of sea turtle. Similarly, here are some dolphin livers you might mistake for stewed pork. My chef is a skilful food processor who excels at pickling and preserving these various exhibits from the ocean. Feel free to sample all of these foods. Here are some preserves of sea cucumber that a Malaysian would declare to be unrivaled in the entire world, here's cream from milk furnished by the udders of cetaceans, and sugar from the huge fucus plants in the North Sea; and finally, allow me to offer you some marmalade of sea anemone, equal to that from the tastiest fruits.

1 comment:

naper271 said...

niiice. never read a verne. what a shame, huh? (wait - i did read around the world in 80 days)