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Friday, February 26, 2010


The term is French, literally translated to "mouth amuser," bouche means mouth and amuser is "to amuse" or "to please."

Amuse-bouche is different from an appetizer in that it's not ordered from a menu, but, when served, is done so according to the chef's selection alone.

I have to admit, here, publically, I did not know what this was...until two years ago.  In my teaching (etiquette), I was asked if I would teach on the course called "amuse b....." 
Eeeegads.  Or if I were French, Qu'est-ce que c'est?  It was a crunch situation - I couldn't afford to feel less than smart.  Especially on dining etiquette.  My "lifeline" was my (hunky) nephew who managed a fine restaurant.  He knew what it took to amuse the mouth.  Thank goodness!

So...I ask you - what does it for you?  Or in "Texan" - tickles your fancy?  My palette is not very sophisticated.  I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to food.  Give me Mexican (at least weekly) and I'm good to go.  I have foodie-friends: those that entertain, 

great cooks, caterers, chefs.  Celine is a blogger friend.  French.  She'll know all bout amuse bouche!   One of my dearest "sistas," Mac, has a catering company in Dallas.  She is an artist in all she touches!  So, tell me...what AMUSES your taste buds?  I do hope they get happy this weekend!   

À tout à l'heure..

(photo by Tongue in Cheek)


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Emily said...

I love Asian flavors, but, Mexican food is also my favorite!

martha said...

Had thai for lunch yesterday-it rocks my world! I really crave all those fab individual flavors...
Also positively anything raspberry!

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