The Moon Canto
Surely you heard of Sofy by now.
She was the tester whom I had the honor to work with.
Photographied here in Japan, next to a sketch she did.
Even though it was made in paint, it certainly has a feel of pencil on paper.
Props for the drawing Sofy, and keep the drawings coming lass.
Me and Sophie had the habit of stopping by at the grocery store on ground floor of where we were working.
We knew very well lwhat we were hunting there.
They would come out of the hoven at the precise time we would get to work.
As fresh as they would (and could) be.
They were grocery croissants all baked together in one huge batch.
The baker was also french. I don't know what it is, but the croissants outside of France are just not the same.
You may import the baker, but the taste remains in France no matter what.
Is it because we cannot grasp the details in the recipe, or the love required?
I don't know, I feel that any food (or drink for that matter) cannot be taken out of its context and packaging else the true taste is lost.
We all know what Coke should taste like.
That's right, is a glass bottle.
Croissants the same way, shouldn't be stored in plastic, or should not be stored at all, but eaten no more than 20 minutes after their conception.
Where I lived in France, there was a bakery right under my window, and I must tell you, the smell does have attracting powers.
I would get out at 6 am, get outside for my daily croissants quest, eat them in the most hectic way, and go back to bed for another 3 hours.
It was simply worth it.
I just don't expect a croissant to be as good here. Why?
The experience aquired from enjoying something I really like.
On the exact opposite, France cannot boast for a lot of things we have here.
Even their ketchup doesn't taste right.
Selection of chips? Two flavours. Regular, and Ketchup. (Has that changed Greg?)
Not many chocolate bars either. Mars, Lion, Kit-Kat, Kinder, and what else? ...Not much except the high quality ones.
They probably eat too right to have as much trash food as we do.
But...I don't want to hear them calling their burgers or pizza American style.
Goat cheese with asparaguses and viennese ham is not very American.
Fast Food lives here!
Like I said, you may try, but you can't export the taste.
Nor the correct ingredients.
Bacon isn't the same in Europe. They're 'lardons.' (nearly as good, but assuming a less attractive form.) I0d3 knows about them. (He told me he got fed up after a while)
The same applies to a lot of things.
Just keep in mind that when you go in an Indian restaurant for instance, you might get the traditionnal recipes long forgotten there, but you will certainly not get the real things they eat there. (ask Rock Ray, he certainly concurs)
So, be glad of what you eat wherever you are. And, be conservative for anything about food.
The real taste of a certain food, is in the country that invented it.
That being said.