Friday, March 09, 2007

Haute cuisine?

Overheard this afternoon in a local shop: "Two cold pies and a quarter of butternuts, please." The mind boggles at the thought of the gustatory bliss promised by these simple words .....

Note: Follow this link for further elucidation: I believe our American brethren have a different view of what a butternut might be.


  1. I take it that it was someone of our vintage who was asking? it is now 125 grams!!!!

  2. He was indeed of an age to appreciate the joy of a quarter of sweeties.