Sunday 16 July 2017

A Really Special Cheese.

local village/beginning of month (this one)

Em, yesterday…


Aye, well, you mentioned Micky’s soup….

I did, I ate some too; it was really tasty.

And you hyperlinked to a prior post on Micky…

I did, cooking a paella… I remember that paella like it was yesterday, though in fact it was over 25 years ago.

Must have been a good Paella.

Maybe THE paella of paellas/paellae.

Ulli was there.

She was.

Anyway, what I wanted to say and what all the mail this morning is asking, is… what about the soup? The hyperlink gave us nothing.

Well you need a special cheese.

You’d better explain.

One year, Micky came to visit in the height of courgette season…….

That would be now.

That’s why I made it.

Carry on.

And I was complaining about running out of ideas as to what to do with the green demons and he said – ‘I have a great courgette recipe that uses a ton of courgettes‘. I said – ‘brilliant’. But he said – ‘but we need some really special cheese.’

What did you say?

Special chees?

You repeated it AND forgot the ‘e’?

More or less – then he said  -‘I don’t know the name of the cheese, it’s really special’.

He repeated himself but remembered the e!

So I took him to that specialist cheese emporium up in the village of Caussade.

I know the one. It’s fantastic!

And we looked at every cheese.


He said – ‘it’s not here, it’s really special.’

Did you take him to Toulouse?

Of course! We went to the specialists outside the Victor Hugo market and the even specialer one inside.

Specialer, I’m not sure that’s a word but I’ll go along; what happened.

He said – it’s not here, it’s really, really special.’

There was nowhere else to go.

The supermarket?

Fat chance!

We went.


Suddenly he screamed – ‘it’s there’!

No way! What was it?

Vache qui rit.

Vache qui rit!?


Special! That was it?


So what’s the recipe?

A big pan, fill it with chopped courgette, season, a bit of water, boill, add a packet of really special cheese, let it melt, cool, blend. Serve hot or cold.

Micky’s soup.

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