The French... oh yes! All of those marvelous sauces, still the staple of their cuisine, which were invented to cover up the stench and flavor of meats that had gone bad... :D (True you know!)
There have been some nice suggestions so far, I look forward to reading more.
Aux armes les cityoens. Mon cher hommes tu est plus bete' que les Americain en generale.
Well I lived in France for seven years and I am an American and I can emphatically state that I/we did with spoilt meat what should be done, throw it away and so do the French.
By the way, where were you, in this country, when all that washing the dressed chickens to remove the mold and green scum with some chemicals from those same chickens? Some of the chain food stores were doing that and one I recall was Food Loin. I suppose a sauce could possibly cover the off color and smell. ( True you know ).
And while I'm on a bad food roll, I would caution you on buying shrimp. There are some processors that do re-process frozen shrimp with some chemicals to enhance the look. I don't buy frozen shrimp except from known, to me personally, sources.
I have tried " kidney pie " and for the sake of international relations I would have to say, ahem, I was not impressed. Maybe a lavish dash of the best honey would have helped, I dunno. :P I really wanted to enjoy kidney pie but it was more than I could do. How do you English peeps eat that stuff? :?
I will also say that I don't recall ever using honey per se in France. However the French cooking techniques seperate flavors. They are not into sweet and sour. Maybe as a novelty perhaps but generally no.
I will stick to my story: If you are into really learning about food the French are the Masters of the art. Bar none.
Next in line are us CAJUNS.
I rest my case. :lol: