When I was a boy, my mum always bought horse steaks after having one of us sick...
And I loved it! I loved the taste of it and also because it was a sign that we were on the road to recovery!
So, I have to say, I just can't understand the British uproar about it...
For sure, you want to know what you are eating and its provenance, and I agree with that part of the argument, but frankly nobody is going to get sick by eating horse meat. Horses are not industrially fed, and had a mostly good life before being slautered. The same cannot be said of beef, specially in the UK, where "la vache folle" originated. So, please take the whole story with a little grain of salt (and pepper...) and rush to your nearest market in France to support the handful of "boucheries chevalines" left alive! It will be good for your health and your tastebuds!
I was in freezing Paris earlier in January and I needed some comfort food before going to the movies (I saw Renoir, an evocation of the last years of this famous painter, a must see!).
I was walking distance from Cafe de Flore in St Germain and could not resist the temptation of a nice cup of tea with a cake. I was lucky enough to find a table behind the window...
The lemon tart sounded like a great choice with a smoked chinese tea, one I thought would match the lemon better than my usual Earl Grey, and guess what, I was right!
The tart was very good, although I was not particularly keen on the very hard "pate brisee", but the filling was perfect and my only regret was that it was very small, specially as the whole exercise cost me 15 euros (about 20$), but obviously you are in one of the most famous places in the World, where we had once a chance to have a conversation with a certain Mr Nicholson...
Let me have your opinion about where to find the best lemon tart and I will publish your article. Obviously a photo would help your chances of being published!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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