December 16, 2009

A Severe Gut Reaction

A culinary adventures backfires on French sailors in the Arctic. (Doesn't that sound like an early 19th-century sentence?)

If you go into Le Club Chasse et Pêche and they are serving urs, order it well-done.

(Tip of the toque to Cat Urbigkit.)


LabRat said...

Trichinosis via polar bear wiped out at least one Arctic expedition. You'd think folks traveling through those footsteps would be a little more mindful of history.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Must have been what I was thinking of when I wrote the sentence in parentheses. Do you recall which expedition?

LabRat said...

The one with the balloon.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Right, Andrée. I knew they all died, but I had not known exactly why.