In the days when I was still a 'regular' at my local pub' (back in Blighty), there was nothing I liked better to accompany a few pints of beer than a packet of Pork Scratchings. Those little lumps of crispy, hairy, salted, pig skin and fat, tasted delicious, increased one's appetite for beer, and contained about 500 calories per tiny piece. They were wonderful.
Then one day I heard someone on French TV mention 'Grattons de Lyon' (Lyon scratchings); yes the French had their very own version of Pork Scratchings that they paraded as a gastronomic speciality coming from the town of Lyon (well they would, wouldn't they).
Since then I have spotted our own (newly re-discovered) local Occitan delicacy of 'Grattons de Canard' (Duck scratchings) appearing on supermarket shelves.
With Lady Magnon away for a while, I am able to treat myself to otherwise banned fatty, or salty, products.
No Tongue Pie for two weeks, but plenty of delicious duck scratchings! They may not look too good, but I can assure you that duck fat/skin (with bits of added feather) never tasted better.