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<   No. 1758   2007-11-19   >

Comic #1758

1 Long Tom: So, ye not be mindin' if we be havin' a looksee around yer lovely island?
2 Long Tom: Perhaps be diggin' a few tiny holes? Arrr?
3 Native: Oh no. We intend to cook and eat you.
4 Long Tom: Be eatin' us?!
4 Native: With garlic mashed potatoes and bearnaise sauce.
4 Dirque: Mmmm...

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Bearnaise sauce is a sauce made of butter, egg yolks, and vinegar, flavoured with tarragon and shallots.

The chef and food writer, James Beard, often called the father of American gastronomy, once wrote:

I believe that if ever I had to practise cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.
It's clearly quite the herb. And bearnaise is then obviously the sauce of choice for cannibals.
2018-07-06 Rerun commentary: I've no doubt had bearnaise sauce a few times, but honestly I haven't been aware of having tarragon enough to know what sort of aroma and flavour it has. Unlike other herbs such as oregano, basil, rosemary, parsley, dill, and so on where I have enough experience to recognise them immediately, I don't have the same recognition with tarragon.

Maybe I should get some and cook with it a bit.

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