Sunday, January 07, 2007

Madame Benoit would have been proud!

I find a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation. -Madame Benoit

Last night, my wife Kathie and I had the pleasure of wine, dinner and an amazing Seahawks football game with Kim Cameron, his wife Adele and their son Max. Adele cooked a traditional Québécois tourtière which was absolutely delicious. Adele used Madame Jehane Benoit's recipe. Madame Benoit was a French-Canadian institution when it came to cooking. That's a picture of Adele doing the honours -you'll have to put up with my spelling, I'm writing in Canadian - and my wife waiting patiently for her slice. If you want to check out more pictures of the fête click on the picture above to jump over to the Picasa album.

I grew up in Montréal during the late sixties/early seventies and Kim attended the Université de Montréal. Madame Benoit had a cooking show that used to air on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) television network. Adele's tourtière was just awesome. It brought back so many good memories of Montréal, Christmas réveillon, our French-Canadian friends and our ski place in Québec.

Kim and I talked about federation and how his CardSpace project differs with OpenID but we spent most of our time opening and tasting wine, watching the Seahawks' amazing nail-biting, down-to-the-wire victory over Dallas, drinking unbelievable, freshly roasted Kona coffee and enjoying Adele's superb meal.

Good times!

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1 comment:

gpoguy said...

ooh. That wine! I'm jealous my friend...