|La Mom's 2010 turkey as shown on French TV|
Thanksgiving is a very important holiday in La Mom’s household. You know, it’s actually pretty French à la base – cook massive amounts of food, sit around the table for hours, and pass out in a blissed-out gourmet coma.
That’s why Big Cheese has always been a big fan of Thanksgiving. Until La Mom gave him a task other than eat, drink, and be merry.
Big Cheese: Chèrie, I meant to tell you – the butcher who orders the turkeys changed management. They do not order turkeys in advance or cook them.
La Mom: Merde, merde, merde. Where are we going to get a turkey this late in the game?
Big Cheese (with exasperated Gallic puff): Do you really have to order them this far in advance?
La Mom (exploding): What are you talking about? You’re French! You’re supposed to know this stuff! Do you remember the time when the foxes ate all the good turkeys at the turkey farm? Or the time when there was a train strike and turkeys couldn’t be delivered? GET ME A TURKEY!
Big Cheese (alarmed): Bien sûr, mon coeur.
La Mom may not know much about French cuisine, but I know French turkeys. The nerve of that Gaul.
Can't get to Paris to see the holiday decorations this year? La Mom's got you covered! Visit her Facebook page to see videos & pictures of the Chanel decorated holiday vitrines at Le Printemps. Here's an avant-goût of the pocket-sized Karl Lagerfeld window:
Imagine a Christmas without any presents.
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