likely more sophisticatedthan you're used to
in the curried dustbowlthat is the subcontinent.
Flobelle, a moment.
I want to show our guests
- What is this woman doing?
Ortolans must be drownedin a vat of armagnac
and then baked.
- You could not be more wrong,my good man.
No, the core body temperatureof the ortolan
must remain consistentso that the innards
retain the right amountof viscous.
Flobelle, put the birdsin the oven.
- Yes, sir.- Flobelle.
Do not put the birdsin the oven.
How old is your buttling manual?
The preparation was amendedin 1898.
- Well, that cannotpossibly be true.
I'm up-to-date on allthe peer-reviewed literature.
- Actually, sir, that's correct.
To avoid humane treatmentof the bird,
one must drown, then bake,so it dies in fear
of its impending death.
- Thus you taste the fear.
- And fear is fragrant.
both: Fear is food.
- Oh, this is absurd.
- No, this is a housemaid
out-buttling a butler.
A beautiful housemaid,at that.
- Thank you.