Stiff Pekes…..woof

Meringues

Metamorphosis

As I waited for the coffee to percolate in our cold kitchen this grey morning, in that “no man’s land” between happy Christmas and nervous New Year, I spotted a glint of gold through the oven window. A tray of meringues had spent the night in there becoming crisp and firming up their amorphous shapes. In these austere times making meringues imbues me with a sense of virtuous thrift. Virtuous thrift and I, having been total strangers for the greater part of life, are now joined at the hip. The “for better” part of this union includes the miracle of meringues. A few egg whites, dutifully saved from another penny pinching recipe, beaten with some sugar until glossy and stiff, are transformed, with the aid of a little heat, into golden (depending on the eggs) free form sculptures resembling frozen gobs of molten larva.

 

 

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About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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2 Responses to Stiff Pekes…..woof

  1. hmmm, i wonder what your life was like prior to virtuous thrift?! I would have liked to see those posts.

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