Sunday, November 07, 2010

Let them eat Chabichou

I love that a commenter refers to the U.S. government's plan to promote cheese as "Reminiscent of the worst excesses of the French Revolution."


jim said...

It's a literary (subliterary?) reference. P. G. Wodehouse. Bertie Wooster's Aunt Agatha.

Phoebe Maltz Bovy said...

Ah! I'll need to check that out then.

PG said...

Actually, I think that's originally from Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest," when she's castigating the main character for being unsure of his familial origins. But I don't recall its having anything to do with cheese in that context.