03 June 2012

Dave:  Do me a solid and look up what is in cherries jubilee.

Me:  Cherries.

Dave:  Well I know that.  All this diamond jubilee talk is making me wonder.

Me:  Cherries and liquor, usually served over ice cream.

Dave:  Yeah.

Me:  Oh, hey… this is interesting….

The recipe is generally credited to Auguste Escoffier, who prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations, though it is unclear whether it was for the Golden Jubilee of 1887 or the Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

There have been many variations on the idea of flambéed fruit since Escoffier's time, the most famous being Bananas Foster. Other variations include Mangos Diablo and Pêches Louis.

Me:  So THAT’s why it’s called cherries jubilee.  Huh.  I didn’t know that.

Dave: mangos diablo.  *said with a ridiculous voice kind of like that guy that does the Old Spice commercials*

Me:  It’s mangos flambéed with tequila.

Dave:  I hate tequila, but I could get on board with that.

Me:  What?  Really?

Dave: Yeah.


Dave:  Except when they’re good.

Me:  What does that even mean?

Dave:  I do hate mangos except when they are good.

Me: There is something wrong with you.


Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

Now I want bananas flambe.

Just A Normal Mom said...

You know what you just made me do? I had to google the jubilees because I could figure out how the diamond could be only 10 years after the golden. Usually diamond represents a 75th anniversary, while golden a 50th. But I just learned that in the case of a monarch, it is the 60th anniversary. (Because I graduated in the 75th graduating class of my high school, and it was our diamond jubilee celebration) HA! You've made me smarter this morning. :)

And mangoes diablo? Bring it on! That sounds awesome!

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