May 29, 2020 – National Coq Au Vin Day| National Paperclip Day

Transcript for May 29th

Welcome to May 29th, 2020 as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate French classics and trading up legends.  More after the break from Anna Devere.

You may not be impressed to see “Rooster with Wine” on the menu but any culinary expert knows that a good Coq Au Vin is the hallmark of French cooking.  Dating all the way back to the days of Julius Caesar, the dish from the Gaul region features a braise of chicken, cooked with wine, salt pork, mushrooms, and garlic. 

Marlo: “Did you say “bruised chicken?”

Anna: No, braised, as in cooked in liquid.  

Marlo: Oh, I thought that might be something they did in ancient times.

Anna: Stay out of my kitchen, Marlo.

Marlo: (french accent) “With pleasure”

Marlo: So have you heard about the guy who traded a red paperclip for several items over time until he eventually traded for a house?

Anna: Say what?

Marlo: Yep, Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald used the childhood game of Bigger, Better to trade a red paperclip for a fish-shaped pen and so on and so forth up to fourteen trades until in the end he traded a movie role for a two story farm-house in Kipling, Saskatchewan.

Anna: Huh?

Marlo: Happy National Paperclip Day

Anna: You’re the King of non sequiturs today

Marlo: That’s better than the Queen of bruised chickens.

Anna: So what’s going on tomorrow?

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