August 20, 2007
A truffe in French is, yes, a truffle, both of chocolate and fungus persuasian.
But it’s also slang for a nincompoop.
With much regret for this unfortunate idiosyncrasy of the French language, I am going to decline the nom de plume Laura de la Truffe or variants of the same.
Alas, Laura la Truffe, I knew you well…
Quel panier de truffes!
A basket of potatoes, also named “truffes” seen in the Cours Selaya market in Nice.
I may have to go make some REAL truffles–the CHOCOLATE kind–to console myself for the name loss.� Alas, I am running in 50 different directions ALL AT ONCE this week, so I probably won’t be able to.
I direct any new visitors to the L’Atelier du Chocolat (preceding) post, as that’s the one that is taking care of the blog in my absence this week.