Take this 'poster' for example. South West France is renowned for its gastronomy, and in particular its Duck and Goose products. At this time of year all the supermarkets compete with each other to offer the very best, and most reasonably priced, products for us to prepare our own gastronomic conserves. Duck breasts, legs, hearts and gizzards, are all there; as well as Foie Gras in various qualities.
Personally I buy all my Duck products ready prepared (they're excellent), but I do make a large amount of Pork based Paté each year, into which I put Foie Gras. Any day now we'll start to receive special offer adverts for Pork products as well, but with Lady M about to go away to Blighty, I'll have to restrain myself until she returns; she's become as addicted to the Paté making process as me.
p.s. The only thing I actually bought from amongst these offers was a pack of Duck Sausages (bottom right, upper picture)...... Unfortunately they were NOT as good as expected.
I'm intrigued to know how one would go about making pate!ReplyDelete
I'll probably post MY way a little later on. It's not difficult, but does require some kit.ReplyDelete
Hi Cro,as a postie these pamphlets drive us mad, sometimes we have as many as 7 to give out with the mail and it makes heavy going for us, however I understand why people like them.When we first married we lived way out of town on a property with 3 homes on it.In the main house were the owners and they were not able to get to town very often and loved the catalogues, they equally loved the television adds,they always said they would never know what was on offer at the store but for the advertising, so when I grumble and Bob too I think about those that cannot stroll up and down shop isles looking at the fare that is on offer,as they say there is a place for everything,I would love to have some home made pate' it has been ages.ReplyDelete
Carole, I'm a sucker for a bargain, even if it's just a multi pack of spaghetti!ReplyDelete
I miss the 'Innovations' catalogue - I'm a sucker for gadgets.ReplyDelete
These are fun to look at because over here we never see duck or foie gras advertised.ReplyDelete
We get tons of junk mail. It goes straight from the mailbox to the recycling container. Fun to see your grocery specials!ReplyDelete
Yes please Cro...post the pate recipe!ReplyDelete
I'm with Blessed Life on the flyers...whenever we have moved to a new country/city, flyers are part of the 'settling in' process - flyers and the local newspaper.