Thursday, December 24, 2009

Figgy Pudding

Merry Christmas all! Time to open presents, drink eggnog and eat figgy pudding - the most mysterious food ever created.

There is no other day during the entire year when you will consume, request or receive figgy pudding. I have never had a wonderful meal at a great restaurant and capped the night off with their delicious figgy pudding. I have never seen it on a menu or, for that matter, ever seen it anywhere outside of Christmas day. Sure, turkey is served on Thanksgiving, but it doesn't go into hiding the other 364 days of the year. Figgy pudding falls off the epicurean map after Christmas.

Secondly, is "figgy" the adjective form of "a fig?" If so, I did not know you could do that with the English language. Sure, you can say "chocolaty," but you wouldn't say "chocolaty cake," you'd say "chocolate cake."

Finally, figgy pudding is good, but it's not that good, yet those kids in "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," are like drug addicts for the stuff. It's like being addicted to celery. Has anyone every given one of these children a snickerdoodle? And, how about your kid has a problem, "We won't stop until we get some," well, that kind of sounds like an enhanced interrogation technique to me.

1 comment:

Toni Ryan said...

Hahahah how have I never heard of this figgy food product? I like the idea of culinary landmarks falling of an epicurean map, kinda like how ussr is all gone. Did I just compare ur figgy pudding to the soviet republic??