I love food gifts...especially her food gifts as she usually makes me something along the lines of her Vietnamese spring rolls with shrimp and pork and fresh basil. (to die for!). Really, anything she makes is wonderful.
So she hands me this little container of wonderful possibilities...
And then she tells me what it is....
She said she thought I'd like it. At first, I thought she was joking. But when I realized she wasn't, I tried to cover up the utter horror that was clearly written all over my face.
She might as well have given me a leg from one of my children! I've created such an issue for myself over not eating duck. When Brian and I (or anyone for that matter) are out to dinner, he is under strict instruction NOT TO EAT DUCK! It's crazy, I know. I just have grown so attached to these feathery creatures that I cannot bear to look at them and imagine what they might taste like. There's plenty of things out there to buy in the meat department.
Chicken...Pork... Beef... Fish...Spaghetti
I love to cook. I love to try new things. I love watching Top Chef on Bravo. But every time I hear someone mention foie gras, I get extremely queasy.
She called later to apologize. She said that it never occurred to her that I was actually serious about not eating duck. She's such a nice person, and has always been so kind to me.. I appreciated her thinking of me...
Have you ever been in a situation like this?
Do you eat duck?