Le plateau royal

Nigel driving the Apple van came bearing all sorts of goodies on Tuesday night, including fresh prosciutto di Parma and jambon de Bayonne, seafood and a variety of soft and hard cheeses. (Yes, I know that cats are said to be lactose-intolerant, but the pills are so minuscule that we really wouldn’t need much cheese to disguise one. Plus Louis Catorze is so full of drugs at the moment that a bit of lactose is the least of his worries.)

Anyway, these were the results of our experiment to ascertain whether Sa Majesté would approve of other pill wrappings:

Sheep’s Wensleydale: non
Roquefort: non
Devon curd cheese: non (well, he licked off the cheese and left the pill, but I’m still counting that as a “non”)
Smoked salmon: non
Prawns: non
Prosciutto di Parma: OUI
Jambon de Bayonne: OUI

Conclusion: it seems that the issue was, indeed, the freshness of the ham. So Louis Catorze, who happily wraps his chops around the rotting carcasses of rats, will not eat cured ham unless it’s a newly-opened pack.

I think we’re going to need a bigger fridge.

6 thoughts on “Le plateau royal

  1. Wow, can I trade places with LeRoi 😁😉?
    But it seems only logical that the Sunkings ham should be fresh, even though he might eat other things less tasty. Kings privilege, right 😸?! ” if you want to drug me, make sure package is right 😉”.
    Have a good weekend!

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  2. Thank you for the latest blog! Always makes me smile! He’s a rather fussy French cat to say the least, though I do love & adore him! Xxx

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  3. Having just made Tagliatelle con Prosciutto di Parma, Piselli e Gruyere en Crema…I know that the good Italian prosciutto is fairly dear. Here it’s often more than $10 for three scant ounces. Is it less in the UK due to relative proximity?

    Nothing too good for the little royal!

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    1. Luckily Le Roi eats the cheap stuff, but not for long: eventually he stops & wants either better stuff, or fresher stuff, or preferably both of the above!


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