"It's kind of masochistic. It's a little—I can't think of the word—it's a little painful, disciplinary."
—GUESS WHAT! This is a tough one.
I feel the same way about Ortolan.
I used to feel that way about bourbon, until it replaced the blood in my veins.
It's hard to find good marmalade in the US, especially since Trader Joe's stopped carrying the Dundee one. But good marmalade is good, no masochism required. Yanks are really weird.
@scrooge I grew up in the US on that stuff.
The opaque white marmalade jars are going the way of the dodo, sad to say.
I wonder how many callouts to "the Proustian madeleine" are made in the pages of the WSJ during an average year.
Strangely, orange marmalade was the ONLY jam I would eat as a small child. Because (strangely for a small child) I didn't really like a lot of sweet things, and the texture of jam grossed me out. But Paddington Bear liked orange marmalade, which made that OK. I later came to accept Strawberry Jam as well, but ONLY because Francis, the badger from the children's series, ate it exclusively in Bread and Jam for Francis. Clearly, I was setting up a lifelong trend of 1)Not liking sugary sweet things and 2)Basing my life around literary texts. …I'm continuing in strong in both traditions.
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